Monday, July 03, 2017


More than a week has passed since my last post.  We spent three days in the Venango Corps of Engineers campground south of Salina, before hurrying west to Colorado Springs for a family wedding.  Since we left Venango, we haven't had good enough internet for me to post.

While at Venango we drove to Lindsborg, a town along I-70 with a decidedly Swedish feel. We have been here before and enjoy looking at the shops selling Swedish goods and foods. One store offered lutefisk, but we passed on that. If you don't know what I am talking about, don't feel bad. You aren't missing anything.

Throughout the downtown area we saw painted Dala Horses everywhere. Traditionally, Dala horses are decorated with Swedish folk patterns. Those in Lindsborg have used modern American images in interesting ways. Here are a few of my favorites.

The one below was named "tellacomma."

This one draws on traditional Swedish dress.

Even an old telephone booth had been painted with Swedish designs.

And here are a few more horses.

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