My friend and I decided to take a day trip to a little town called Lindsborg, Kansas! We were amused about taking my exchange student Maria to a little town in Kansas that is all about Sweden!! – – how ironic is it to take a Finnish girl (who can walk to Sweden from her house in Finland) to Lindsborg! My Daughter also came on the outing and what a wonderful day we had! The little town of Lindsborg was absolutely fantastic!
Lindsborg has a Main Street filled with cute shops, amazing galleries and restaurants. The most fun thing to see was the painted Dala horses that lined the streets. Each were painted to match the store that they were in front of. How fun!!
What is a Dala horse?
Its perhaps Sweden’s best known icon, a bluntly rounded, tail-free horse that is thought to have been first whittled out of wood by the fire during long cold Scandinavian nights. In recent years, Lindsborg adopted the Dala symbol of Swedish folk craft as a symbol of identity and welcome. Here you’ll see traditional Dala horses on front porches, on coffee mugs and even on the side of police cruisers.
We came upon a gallery that had a coffee shop in the back. We decided that sitting for a treat would be nice but what a surprise to find a self serve bake shop and coffee where you left your money in a basket.
We were the only people in the coffee shop and the atmosphere was so sweet.
Maria was smiling from ear to ear when we found this shop filled with treats from Finland. She did find it very odd to see Finnish souvenirs in all the shops.
We had lunch at “The Old Grind” restaurant. It was delicious.
Check out this license plate!
I can’t wait to go back to this little Swedish town again, it was really neat!