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Oct 13, 2013 - Day 14 Stockholm

It was another perfect weather day. It was great because we first took a tour of the newer areas of Stockholm. We hadn't spent much time there, and the tour guide was quite informative. We also slipped into a church just finishing its Sunday morning service. Later we toured the Swedish Parliament. Interesting, but according to Craig, a little boring. We went back to Old Stockholm because there were a couple of buildings we had missed, including the oldest continually run business without being remodeled (per Guinness). A coffee shop break...

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Oct 12, 2013 - Day 13 Stockholm

Today was that perfect day that all sightseers dream for. A perfect blue sky, abundant sunshine, a cool temperature and no wind. And it was perfect for spending the day touring the island of Djurgarden. The island is near central Stockholm and has been "royal land" since the fifteenth century. In the 1600s most of the island was used as the Kings hunting ground The Rosendals Slot, the Kings summer palace, is on the island along with several of city’s top museums, an aquarium and a small amusement park. There are gardens, and enjoyable cafés...

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Oct 11, 2013 - Day 12 Stockholm

After a delicious breakfast with Sofia, we were on our way back to Central Station. We arrived In Stockholm at 10 AM with sunny skies again and a warm temperature. As soon as we left Central Station we could see that Stockholm was a remarkable city. It was a beautiful mile walk from Central Station to the AF Chapman Ship where we'll be staying for the next couple of days. The ship was launched in 1888 and is 290 feet long. It made many made voyages to the United States and Australia. It has been fully remodeled and is quite beautiful. We...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Days 27 & 28 - Stockholm (Part 2)

OK, the previous entry was somewhat brief and I couldn’t continue without saying more about my time in Stockholm, especially as the weather was so wonderful! Arriving in Stockholm at 2.00pm on Sunday 8th September, it was great to see the sun shining and feel the warmth of the late summer…24oC!! On the first evening it was fantastic to see not one, not two but seven hot air balloons in total slowly drifting across the sky-line; apparently, Stockholm is the only European Capital that allows this and it’s certainly not a sight you see in...

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Sep 3, 2013 - Sweden

Hey hey! Sorry it had been a while! I have had 3 sea days then turn around in Southampton and then another 3 sea days! It really takes it out of you! I am currently in Stockholm in Sweden in a mc Donald's :) getting free wifi is like winning the lottery! I have a few port days in a row now an off to Saint Petersburg for an overnight so we actually get an entire day off !!! Again like gold! Today I am hung over as after all the sea days I needed a few drinks so I'm currently looking like death and feel a little sorry for myself! May take...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Sweden

We left Oslo, Norway and drove to Stockholm, Sweden. It was only about 300 miles but it took two days. One of the sights along the way was a huge, concrete, sculpture designed by Picasso situated along the edge of Lake Vanern. Picasso designed the sculpture but it was constructed in Sweden by another artist. Picasso never came to Sweden but supervised the construction through photographs and letters. After a somewhat boring drive across rural Sweden we landed in Stockholm and did things change. Stockholm is a beautiful city, very exciting,...

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Jun 30, 2013 - Stockholm

Sunday a little overcast but still short sleeve weather as Lasse and I headed in to the city to collect the family for a day at a special park about 40 K south of Stockholm wher Ther were many activities, indoor and outdoor, for kids of all ages. No doubt you'll hear more of this including what happened to Daniel's lunch after his experiment with centrifugal force. Daniel managed to slip into the water as we panned for gold so he was dried off slightly with multiple visits to a "typhoon" machine which had various levels of blast sufficient...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Stockholm

The ferry trip across from Tallinn was smooth and uneventful for me although in the afternoon the breaking news was that a man had gone overboard during the night and had been found in the water near Aland seven hours later still alive with a body temperature of 26 - one degree from death. Lase met me and on such beautiful day we went to Drottingholm and strolled in the park around the palace talking non-stop as we caught up on family news from both sides. After lunch at a local golf club we headed home to drop my case and then surprised...

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Jun 28, 2013 - Tallinn to Stockholm

It's hard to believe that my five weeks of travel has come to an end although Sweden is ahead but I see that more as family visiting and of course I will meet up tomorrow with not only Lasse and Kristina but also Louise, David and Daniel. I have to believe it as the ferry is just moving out of Tallinn harbour still in bright sunshine. I've been so fortunate to have such wonderful weather and to have been healthy throughout; the only mark I'm bearing is the white watch mark. My last day in Tallinn was spent on a guided tour of the old town...

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Jun 24, 2013 - A day at the beach

Guess what? Yep, I woke up at 5 am this morning to the sound of Julia being sick. She almost made it to the bathroom in time and only managed to vomit a little bit on the floor right outside the bathroom. She does sick a lot better than Eric. He thinks he's going to die but Jules just deals with it. Having sick kids on our vacation was not on my itinerary. The sun was out and it was going to be a nice hot day. Patric and Eric really wanted to go to the beach. Julia, my little trooper, said she was going to sleep all day so she thought we...

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Jun 23, 2013 - Feeling better

Yay! Eric is feeling better today. Yesterday we had decided that if he was better we would spend all day at the beach but looking out the window we came to the conclusion that it wasn't " spend all day at the beach" weather. So what to do? As I saw it we had two options, 1 stay home and do some much needed cleaning or 2 go to the mall and do some shopping. Guess what we chose? Well it wasn't the cleaning....:) No, cleaning will have to wait until another day. We went shopping! Both Patric and Julia found two really nice outfits that I...

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Jun 22, 2013 - Midsummer day

After having a really fun day yesterday we had planned on continuing the fun at the local swimming spot in Saltarö, a community not far from Kopparmora. Unfortunately I woke up at 6 am by the sound of Eric being sick. The poor little guy didn't make it to the bathroom in time and vomited all over the floor. So the greater part of the day was spent with him on the couch while Patric and Julia played outside. Late in the afternoon Eric was feeling well enough for me to leave him for a while and The other kiddos and I went for a short swim....

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