The weather was rainy Tuesday, with more cafèbussen visitors coming aboard the bus itself for coffee, tea and cookies as opposed to the sitting at outdoor tables that are also typically set up outside the bus.
We enjoyed yet another great dinner from local church friends to conclude the day.
Monday, July 1
Monday marked the first day of the festival our group has been planning to host. English classes, children’s lessons/childcare and dance classes were the three main areas of focus our team prepped for in advance. The festival features morning and afternoon sessions and continues each day to Thursday.
Monday’s feature danced was hip hop as participants learned a dance routine to music.
Scenes from the walking tour on our way to lunch and a museum in Stockholm.
Train Trip: Traveling from Stockholm to Norrköping
After visiting the museum, the team took a series of trains to reach Norrköping.
A few scenes from the train ride, a time for fellowship together and rest.
We arrived at our destination after the trip and look forward to the week ahead!
Team Journal Entry: Kezia
The day started with an emergency 😉. The roommates worked swiftly and effectively to evacuate their warm beds and rooms early in the morning...not even taking time to put on real shoes but settling for flip flops to save time and to get out as fast as possible. Jené was the brave leader who stopped the problem at its source by pressing snooze on her alarm. I’d say in the end, her “fire alarm” went very smoothly. Breakfast was super good and if I could, I would have it every day. We then went on a morning walk in the rain to the Royal Palace and Church. The whole group met up at 11:00 to go to the boat museum (Vassa). It was huge and cool (even though they cut out 2/3 of the masts). Lunch was very fancy and they had nice tea. We took a little boat back to the hostel after e walked to the mall to look at Gucci bags and stuff. We got to the train station and we ate Thai food and they gave me way too much curry. We took a train to Norrkoping. Family time: Jené won Shame Train for “evacuating” her roommates and Casey won Fellowship Of The Bling for general positivity.
Tuesday, June 25
We arrived safe and sound in Stockholm late on Tuesday evening! A cancelled flight from London Gatwick to Stockholm rearranged travel plans and made for a 30-hour travel stretch overall, but we made with a flight to Copenhagen and a layover there before the flight to Stockholm.
Monday, June 24
Travel day! Our team met at Bellingham Covenant on Monday morning and loaded up cars from the drive to Seattle.