My mother, grandmother, Raylan and I headed up on Monday. We drove to Harnosand (4.5 hrs) and stayed with & got to meet my grandmothers second cousin Eva-Lisa & her husband Lars-Olaf there. Initially we had booked a dog-fiendly hotel in Harnosand but Eva-Lisa called and told me I must cancel it because we were staying with her. I am glad we did because not only was the food DELICIOUS, but the pictures and stories she told us were invaluable. She even had pictures of my grandma from Minnesota visits from forty years ago!!
We left early Wednesday morning to get to Ormsjö (another 4 hours each way) and see everything and then to get back to Harnosand before dark. The roads were not exactly big and straight.
My mother and grandmother had some trouble deciding what kind if excursion to do on this trip to Sweden. We were thinking London for the longest time! Then Sam said we had to take my grandma to her fathers birthplace. He was speaking from the experience he had when he went to Charlottenburg the first time. Where he met even more-distant relatives and saw the land where his relatives were from.
Yes the drive might be far but it would be worth it! Sam emphasized this for quite a few days, so it was decided. We looked into trains & flying & nothing really worked out. We also had to take my puppy Raylan, so car it was! We were going on the 850 mile, 18 hour drive to Ormsjö!
The drive seemed to go quickly & Raylan was a trouper!
I took many pictures of the home and the view of Lake Ormsjö from the house.
The cute entryway to the house.
The room in which my Great-Grandfather was born 1906!
I would like to thank Sam for pressuring us into going up to Ormsjö. You were right, it was worth it!! I guess London can wait!