As of yesterday James and I both commented on how we’re finally are beginning to get into swings of being on this adventure. It’s been 5 days since we’re moved out of our apartment and into our beloved campervan Lucille so go on this wild adventure.
Today we arrived at Astrid Lindgren’s world to the kids delight (and the parents). For you don’t know whom Astrid Lindgren was, she was a Swedish children’s book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. Today, she is most remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking books, as well as the Karlsson-on-the-Roof book series. My personal favorites are Pippi, Mio Min Mio and Madicken.
Astrid Lindgren’s World is a theatre and theme park where you can experience characters from Astrid Lindgren’s books in their true settings. Everyone can meet the characters, they perform scenes from the books and improvise situations involving the children in the park. The park was founded in 1981 and is in Vimmerby, southern Sweden, whish is the birthday town of Astrid Lindgren’s.
I really liked this park because it brings back lots of memories for me who grew up reading all Astrid’s books and even saw her on TV reading from her book. Second, After 6 hours our visit came to an abrupt halt them when Liam succeeded to fall into a pond at one of the miniature towns and got completely wet, head-to-toe.
We got Liam into dry clothes and loaded kids up into Lucille and drove an hour to a very nice campground by the ocean. This is when our campervans bathroom door fell of when one of the hitches came off and that something is wrong so when we’re plugged into electricity our fridge does not work really wellL sigh!!!!! I have to admit that living in a campervan is fun…except when things break, major things break. I hope that we’ll be able to find a store in town where we get buy things to repair our home or the next 6 weeks will be a challenge.