Jul 04

Hank: Sweden

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Sweden: Sweden is green and wet and fresh and as most people reading this are aware, Austin Texas is not. All the people are really nice. It is really hard to sleep the first few nights you get here because it never really gets dark in the summer. When it is midnight here it is about as bright as 8:30 pm in Texas. We saw a baby moose which was really cool. It was standing in a ditch and at first we thought it was a donkey. I also caught my first pike. It looked like an alligator gar. In the area of northern Sweden that we were staying in there was the highest brown bear population in all of Sweden. Unfortunately we were not lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one. I also caught a brown trout that we ate one night. I learned how to make concrete with cement, sand, and water. It is really tiring and gets you super dirty. You dump a mixture of sand, water, and concrete into big metal barrels that spin and thicken the mixture. After that you pour and flatten it and when it dries you have concrete.

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3 Responses to “Hank: Sweden”

  1. From Sidney Brammer:

    Hank, I love how you describe Sweden, especially the summer nights! That’s great that you saw a baby moose! I saw a full-grown moose one time in Maine when I was working on a film there; I woke up really early in late April and looked outside my window. Snow was still on the ground, but a moose suddenly stroled out of the woods and nosed around looking for early spring green stuff to eat. He was amazing. Really tall. When you get back, will you make me something out of concrete? love, Aunt Sidney

    Posted on July 11, 2013 at 3:48 am #
  2. From Phil Verret:

    How well I remember the land of the never ending sun in the summer. BUT, it is the land of the never ending dark in the winter. Oh, so very dreary and cold!

    Posted on July 12, 2013 at 1:26 am #
  3. From Sarah Price:

    Hank,

    So cool. I’m surprised that you haven’t gone Moose hunting yet. Sounds so fun.

    Mrs. P

    Posted on July 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

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