Dirty Dancing

Well...we also went to Lake Lure yesterday which is located really close to Chimney Rock. This was one of the ares where the popular movie "Dirty Dancing" was filmed and even though all the buildings are gone, we could see some ruins!


From the movie..

The Stairs...22 years later.

Chimney Rock, NC

I've finally been to Chimney Rock after about 3 years of waiting!! I was around that area '06 but since the weather was REALLY crappy (stormy - rain and thunder/lightnings) we didn't make it to the rock.

For more info, check out their website.











The Goombay Festival

The African-Carribean Festival we were visiting yesterday in the hot weather...phu. It was amazing and so much fun!!



The Parade






The Street Fair Area - with food and all different things to buy in an African-Carribean style (jewelry, t-shirts, crafts...)





Last night and plans for today.

We bought a couple a games last night and started to play. Love it - music, wine, games and my love.



Plans for today: Goombay! - An African/Carribean Festival downtown Asheville consisting of music, dancing and food! Oh, yeah. Bring it on! I am excited, big time!! Gotta finish my cup of coffee and get dressed.


The Festival Scedule today- Saturday, August 29, 2009
12:00Noon Parade
1:00PM Community Showcase: Goombay! Drummers, Free Spirit Drummers & Dancers
2:00 Oneaka Dance Company (Main Stage)
3:15 Jazz Affect (Main Stage)
4:30 Free Spirit Drummers & Dancers (Intersection Eagle & Market Sts.)
5:00 Sweet Dreams (R&B) Main Stage (Main Stage)
7:00 Free Flow (R&B) (Main Stage)
8:15 Inner Vision (Reggae)(MainStage)


Over and out.
Peace. Love. Understanding. Rainbows.

The Friday's Outfit

This is my outfit today. I'm off.


Know it's a bit blurry...but don't have the energy to work on it right now.  

The Movies!

Another thing I love is to watch movies!

We watched "(500) Days of Summer" last Friday and today we'll gonna see "Julie&Julia"


Where we always go to watch movies. Pics from here.



Pictures from the movie Julie & Julia

Pic from here.





Pics from here.

Gotta get ready. Cloudy and a bit boring weather today so we're going to an afternoon show!

Candles

I love candles and these are just a few of all we have.


Today



Come, follow us to Lake Junaluska!

After my love got off from work yesterday, we decided to drive to Lake Junaluska (about 30 min drive from here). It's a Methodist conference and retreat center. The area is really beautiful and yesterday was a really silent and relaxed day since the season is sort of over and people are back to work. Anyway...check it out!

On our way

Leaving the apartment building.

Going to the car.

Some traffic.

Cool building.


Lake Junaluska

The Chapel.

The Chapel from a different angle.

Touching and smelling the flowers.

The Peace Pole (the same sentence in different languages is writtten around the pole).

It was a pretty warm day... (The Chapel).

Walking around...

Beautiful view.

The Rose Walk.

The Cross.


We decided to surprice my love's parents (who live just a 5 min drive from the spot where I took the last picture). So we did...and we all ended up at a Mexican restaurant later with plenty of deep discussions about health care systems in the States and Sweden, the senator's death..and so on.  Good end of the day.  



I love it!

We have found our new favorite at Starbucks!

Java Chip Frappuccino

"A decadent combination of chocolate and java chips combined with Starbucks® coffees and milk, blended with ice, topped with whipped cream (optional) and chocolate drizzle, a chocolate lovers dream." starbucks.com

Other favorites

Chai Tea Latte

Mocha Frappuccino


outside my window





F I K A







yeah.


A summary of the beach time!

So we are heading back home today...but first a summary of the beach time!


Restaurants






Beach life/Boat Rides

Our boat ride to Cape Lookout


After playing with my boogie board!


Tornado Warning

The Tornado warning on TV - my first tornado experience!

The safest area in the house where some of us were hanging out for a while.
(Yes, three of us are under the covers)

I don't like stormy weather...BUT...a new saying was invented - STORM-SHOPPING

So we did...


Storm-shopping

My iPod touch


Bye Atlantic Beach, NC.
Hello home!

The Atlantic Beach, NC!










I'm back in the States!

All our flights went good yesterday! Scary though to read about the helicopter and the small plane that crashed probably about the same time we landed at Newark, NJ. Even more scary is it to think that I, just a few hours later, was sitting at the gate facing Manhattan (on the Jersey side), saw an helicopter and a plane and was thinking that they looked like they were so close to each other...without knowing that a terrible accident right were I was looking had just happend. Horrible.

Anyway. We have been sleeping amazingly good here in Asheville after arriving at the apartment around 12:30 AM. Gonna take a shower, pack clothes for the beach week, stop by Starbucks and get some really good coffee/chai tea latte - can't decide exactly what I want right now because everything is so tasty and then drive the 7 hours to the beach. Tonigh it's pizza and ice cream night with my love's family/relatives AND with the new born baby. Yay!

Will hopeefully update you all with pics and perhaps some videos later on this week. It depends on the internet possibilities.

Shower, here I come!

It's early Saturday morning!

It's about 2:30 AM and we are watching Harry Potter on dvd..well I'm writing some here at the same time (obviously). The bus to Stockholm will leave just after 4 AM so we are just hanging out and waiting right now. Crazy early morning/day and it's gonna be looooong too. But I can't wait to be back. Just wished that I could skip all the travel. HATE to fly and it freaks me out big time. Feels good to do he trip with my love this time though, amazing!

Gonna continue to watch Harry Potter. 
I'll write an update as soon as I can once I'm back in the States.


over and out.



Home, here I come!!!

After all the troubles..I've decided to go to the States on a tourist visa and stay there for almost 3 months. AND I will be able to apply for a work visa after my graduation from collage (which I could not do during a period of two years if I've gotten the visa now). So I am happy and we are heading back home tomorrow!!! First Asheville for a night and then we are heading to the beach for some really necessary rest and relaxing time with my love's family and relatives. I haven't been able to relax for so many months now so it's gonna be awesome. Beach life, beer, boat rides, restaurants, shopping, plenty of chat time and just hanging out. YAY.

Asheville, NC, with the amazing Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. Pic from here.

Atlantic Beach, NC. Pic from here.

My favorite restaurant at the beach. Pics from here.



welcome nice and warm weather

Norrköping is a pretty nice city. Especially when it's nice and warm. 






Monday Monday

so...I'm still really upset but it feels like I can focus a little bit on other stuff right now and be more like a human being. Phu. Want so so so badly to be at the beach now. Family, awesome restaurants, beach time, relaxing, warmth, sun, motor boats, islands, dolphins, wild horses and the light house. I love it there, mmm. Perhaps gonna spend some time there during labor day and the weekend before that. Who knows. Yes, I'm really emotional right now and want to go home.

We are thinking about to get us some new cell phones (american/international). My american one is really basic and I (the materialistic girl) wants to get a more advanced one. So, I'm thinking about the BlackBerry Storm. 


yeah. Pic from here.