Churches

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14264182_10210039147072356_8769831288761969079_n14199631_10210039147752373_2845651961888079494_nWe found churches they attended. We worshipped there ourselves as Ted played hymns on the organ.

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Ted

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20160907_122729This marvelous man spent two days with us touring the stomping grounds of Johan (Bob’s great, great grandfather) and Adolf (Bob’s great grandfather) in Falkoping, Sweden. It was so incredible to stand right where they had stood while Ted told us about life back then.

Dead Ancestors

September 17, 2016 by

14199209_10210045286105828_7525752890163657614_n20160907_122123The main point of our trip was to find Bob’s dead ancestors, and we did. We met up with Al and Mimi and Greg and Shelly to search for Swedish grandparents.

Interlaken

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20160901_06142520160901_042129¬†After two previous trips when Interlaken was buried in clouds, we finally got to see this spectacular city, my dad’s favorite!

Simplicity

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20160830_120322Even with no electricity, we had a delicious meal with fellow hikers.

Hut

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20160831_00533420160831_002526Adding to the adventure was hiking several miles into the mountains to a remote hut. The people here host hikers, along with making lots of cheese.

Flowers everywhere

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20160829_074241.jpg20160829_042341Domestic and wildflowers everywhere, including Eidelweiss.

Wildlife

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20160828_03430920160831_054003There are almost no wild animals, just domestic cows and sheep with constant ringing bells, and an occasional unidentifiable creature.

Hikes

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20160830_10064120160830_072922Our favorite hikes were right in the valley.

Gimmelwald

September 17, 2016 by

20160830_03074920160826_112117The village is so tiny and trusting that one of the only stores is an “Honesty Shop”. You choose what you want, drop money in a can, and it’s yours.