Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Tiny Bit of Sweden ~ in California


I say a tiny bit because I am referring to my extended family! The cousin I have been in communication with for the past few years, his daughter, Rebecka, is actually in California!

I have known this was coming, and have tried to make plans to visit with her. It has not been easy, as she has been uncertain of her actual plans while here. I first understood she was to be in the Los Angeles area for a week or so, at a camp and then she would be in San Francisco for a bit also. But then, she didn't think the girls (there are three of them from Sweden) and her would be coming to San Francisco. I was so sad...

I tried to keep my hectic schedule open so I could go meet them but not knowing when they will be where and what days they will have free hasn't made it easy. If worst comes to worse, we will meet in Sweden later this year.

The girls have been in California a few days now. The translation I receive from her dad says "she seems to thrive in California. I have not heard anything else. :-)" 

She, just yesterday, told me they are coming to San Francisco, but I still don't know when. It should be before July 8, because if I understand correctly that is when the girls return home.

Rebecka, and the girls, came to California and met up with a friend who I believe is from San Francisco. This friend went to Sweden either last year or the year before, which is when they became friends. Now the three girls from Sweden that have come to visit her here. 

Midsummer in Sweden

The girls are at Vasa Park in Augoura Hills. Tomorrow will be the Swedish holiday "Midsummer Festival" there. The Swedish American Central Association of Los Angeles sponsor this event. I will be curious to see how the girls like the California version! You can see and read more at the website, just click on Vasa Park above.

Not knowing if this was a camp event or open to the public at the time, I didn't realize I probably could have planned to go down there and attend the festival. I was unaware of what the girls would be doing and if they would be available to meet me. I am pretty sure I could have done that, but to late now.

I am hoping they come to San Francisco and I am available to at least go take them to lunch or something! I have offered them to stay at my house however long they wish, but I think their schedule is pretty full. 

I just want to meet them! Wish me luck!


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3 comments:

  1. Ja, hoppas ni kan träffas på något sätt. Det har varit svårt att hitta en agenda för denna Camp..
    Och vad trevligt det hade varit för er att besöka denna Svenska tillställning i er egen hemstat..;-)

    Kram/ Janne

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  2. Ja, hoppas ni kan träffas på något sätt. Det har varit svårt att hitta en agenda för denna Camp..
    Och vad trevligt det hade varit för er att besöka denna Svenska tillställning i er egen hemstat..;-)

    Kram/ Janne

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  3. Unfortunately, not this year. But, next year I will have a better plan and do it! Kram Janne!

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