Sunday, August 24, 2008

August in Sweden

Hello from Ostersund, Sweden!
I am training here in Sweden for three weeks with the US National Team to spend sometime at a different venue, compete, work with our Swedish coach and to spend time in a ski tunnel. (Yes, a refridgerated tunnel!) I enjoy being in Sweden not only because my family is Swedish, but I lived here my senior year of high school. Understanding the culture and speaking the language make the travel and the foriegn country much more familiar, comfortable and enjoyable.
Scandinavia is known for its forest berries, and pictured below is a typical trail through forests blanketed in blueberries.
This trip marks the beginning of my travels for the season. I am excited to share these stories, photos and videos with you while I am away. Good luck with the beginning of school and see you later in September when I return! *Haley