The Swede MIGHT come to California with his daughter after Christmas.
I have decided that I’m going to be positive about the trip and just assume it’s going to happen.
Although we all know that Burning Man AND Vegas fell through.
But no matter, the important thing is that he’s interested in coming and is going to try to make it happen.
If you recall, I spent last year sweating my ass off in the land of the Midnight Sun.
Or is that ALASKA?
I spent a week in Sweden during the holidays last year and all I can say is that I LOVED it.
I especially loved curling up in bed with The Swede at night.
I’ve decided, if they come, that I’m going to host a RACLETTE DINNER on New Year’s Eve.
No, it’s not a tradition.
But hot, melted cheese poured over charcuterie, potatoes, and pickled things sounds like a PERFECT way to celebrate their visit and the New Year.
I also think I will need to take them to San Francisco.
Not that I know what to do in the city, but I imagine Ghiradelli Square, riding a cable car, and Pier 39 are three MUST VISIT places to go.
My personal favorite outing has got to be Monterey, though.
Nothing like a hike and a picnic at Point Lobos “catered” by Gayle’s Bakery to really get the flavor of Monterey County.
Of course, there’s also my Swedish trip through Napa and Sonoma, visiting all the Swedish wineries that are in the area.
The only problem I see is that I have no idea what a hockey-loving, 16 year old Swedish girl would enjoy doing.
Perhaps I’ll ask her.
I think she might like to watch a San Jose Sharks hockey game (she’s a goalie back home in Sweden).
Or maybe catch a baseball game?
There’s tons to do though, and I’ve got all the time in the world to plan.
Bring on The Swedes!