Tomorrow we leave for vacation in the U.S., but we had a last-minute visit from a teacher friend from Washington. Lisa arrived at in the evening at the train station. We joined a group of teachers from the international school at a bar in Solsiden, then took a driving tour around the city before heading back home. I wish we had more time to spend with her, but we left her with a stack of maps and use of our house. Allan comes at 5:30 a.m. to take us to the airport.