22 August 2011

a visit from Sweden

I never thought I would see the day that my Swedish host family, who I lived with for eleven months during my senior year of high school, left their farm to come visit me in California, but their 34th wedding anniversary found my host mamma and pappa, Gunilla and Håkan, strolling San Francisco with me. Between cable car rides, steaming bowls of seafood and the nonstop construction and shopping around Union Square, I had to kept telling them that I'm just as awed by the big city as they were, that it's nothing like where I grew up, that I can't wait for them to see how it is where my American family lives.

Gunilla and I at the airport

Gunilla + cioppino

Håkan + I

a walk in Oakland