High Chaparral och Isaberg – Gone Camping hälsar på i Småland

High Chaparral och Isaberg – Gone Camping hälsar på i Småland


Welcome to an episode that will be
rougher and tougher than normal. We’re in Småland, at High Chaparral. Welcome to the late 1800s
and Gone Camping. High Chaparral is a lot about curiosity
and the urge to explore. And going into “cowboy mode”. The visitors seem really good at that. Each year,
this place sells 35,000 cowboy hats and 59,000 cap guns. What my grandfather wanted
to reflect with High Chaparral was that everyone
is equal at High Chaparral. It’s up to you
to create your own experience by using what’s here
and making it your own. Everything is genuine.
There’s nothing plastic or fake. We don’t have a bunch of ads
telling people to buy, buy, buy. It’s all based on taking your own initiative
and playing like people did in the past, using our characters,
our buildings and our atmosphere. You buy a cowboy hat, the kids get
a hat, a revolver and maybe a vest. Then you interact with our actors
all over the park. There are 60 actors and stuntmen
working the park all day. To explore High Chaparral,
we take the train to Old Mexico. It’s supposed to be a two-week trip, with a stop in Buffalo Springs
to deliver mail. But we soon realize
that things don’t go as planned. We’re stopping. Put your hands up, both of you!
Let’s see if we find some gold here. Open wide, don’t be scared.
This will only hurt you. That’s only amalgam. Don’t you have anything?
No rings or earrings? Thanks to the sheriffs,
things are made right and we can proceed
to our final destination. Look! Hi there. Do we sit next to you? Do you want something? Tea? In the tipis, you can meet
Cree and Ojibwe Indians, happy to share their history and culture. -Does that feel good?
-Yes. -Dad…
-Look at this beast. -How will you get up?
-I need an oxygen mask. He’s enormous. If you want to feel
what it’s like to be a cowboy or cowgirl, you can go for a ride
together with a guide. We wrap up our visit
with the Wild West Show. It’s a performance full of bad guys, the
smell of gunpowder and daring stuntmen. Next to the park
is High Chaparral Camping, with about 60 cabins
next to the swimming lake and 600 camping lots where you
can pitch your camper, RV or tent. If you don’t feel like cooking,
there are several restaurants, with or without live entertainment. Damn, you’re great!
This place is cooking! Half an hour north of High Chaparral
is Isaberg Mountain Resort, which also offers exciting experiences,
but of a totally different kind. It’s only a stone’s throw
to their Moose Park, where you can get close to
the king of the forest. You can bike in the forest
on ten mountain bike trails, including the 5-km-long
Swedish Championship track. But we have more high-flying plans
than that. Our Tree Top Adventure is like
an obstacle course in the trees. We have four different courses
with a total of 43 obstacles. You can start out easy
and move on to a higher level. Eventually, you’ll even master
our toughest course. Before heading into the tree tops,
there’s a mandatory half-hour briefing. We learn how to handle harnesses and
safety hooks on an introduction course. You get a surge of adrenaline
from daring to let go of things. We get a lot of people
who are afraid of heights, and they often can handle more
than they expect. We guide and advise people
from down below. You zipline between obstacles,
and it was one of the highlights for me. The feeling of swishing
between tree tops is addictive. The courses have different
difficulty ratings – from green to black. The challenge is to walk, climb
and jump from platform to platform. The more advanced the course,
the more it takes to keep going. Altitude is also a factor. On the black course,
you’re 15 meters up in the air, and you feel it in your gut. After two days full of adventures, we’re going to treat ourselves
to a tasty and simple dessert. Fried pineapple with chocolate topping
and vanilla ice-cream. Yes, but with a twist
as a tribute to the cowboys we’ve met. I’ll start with the pineapple
and you can do the marinade. We fill a bowl
with a few deciliters of cider. If you want a more adult taste,
you can use white wine. We add ginger and raw sugar,
and stir until it’s all dissolved. You can use canned pineapple, but it’s tastier if you peel a fresh fruit
and slice it into centimeter-thick slices. Having cut out the woody middle part, I cut out a section
to make the slices look like horseshoes. Then we let the pineapple soak
for half an hour. Then we take out the frying pan
and melt a dab of butter. Fry the pineapple a few minutes
on both sides until you get a nice color. Plate the pineapple and cover it
with ice-cream and chocolate sauce. It looks tasty. Can I dig in? Soon. – First, thanks for joining us
on our adventures in Småland. I hope to see you again
on this channel or out on the roads. Now. Really tasty. Chocolate and pineapple is awesome. While in Småland, we visited
the amusement park High Chaparral and Isaberg Mountain Resort.

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