Two of my friends, Rolf and Göran, were interested in doing a cultural trip along that old road, and one fine summer day in the year 2000 we were off.

Here they are admiring the rune stone in Nöre (Vg 174), with the following inscription :

Gamli(?)/Galmi(?) raised this stone in memory of Helgi, his son, who drowned.

They drank some beer and pondered about Helgis sad fate.

Then we continued to Åsarp, and the beautiful Olsbrostenen (Vg 181), which has a beautiful lion and a cross, and is surrounded by a serpent with this text in it : Gufi raised this stone in memory of Ólafr, his son, a very good valiant man. He was killed in Estonia. Hávarðr(?) cut the stone. “Poor Ólafr – let’s drink a toast for him”.

Then there is a photo of me, Peo the driver, outside Vårkumla church, posing with Vg 139.

…-gautr raised this stone in memory of Guðmundr, his father, Rugga’s(?) son, very good. Then we got hungry and drove to Falköping, which is the nearest town, and had a pizza and watched football on TV. I think that it was the World Championship – that was the end of the trip. A few hours later I drove back to where we had started. It was a good day….