First stop this morning was the Volvo dealer. Dad reviewed some paperwork and then got some instruction on the car’s electrical components.
We took it for a very brief test ride and were then treated to a traditional Swedish lunch. They must have gotten the meatball recipe from Wausau Locker. Delicious!
Then we had a tour of the Volvo factory – no cameras allowed. A very impressive, fully-automated, fantastically clean operation.
Off we went onto the E20 highway. We looked at the Lena kyrka (home church of Gustafva Johansdotter’s parents) and drove past the site of Bergstena kyrka (where she was baptized, it’s no longer standing). “Kyrka” means “church” and is pronounced “sheer-ka”.
We had to settle for pizza for dinner in Falköping because we gave up trying to find a more authentic restaurant.
Our B & B accommodations are way off the beaten path. We are staying in a farmhouse built in 1870 and it couldn’t be more charming.
Our host Paul is a composer with a Ph. D in music. He’s having his Boesendorfer piano tuned tomorrow. After settling in, we went on a walk (in the rain) to the ruins of the old Sätuna kyrka just a few hundred yards away from the farm.
No TV or wi-fi here, I’ll have to upload this post tomorrow via cell phone connection.