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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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Jun 21, 2013 - Our vacation starts with Swedish midsummer

Our first real day of our summer vacation started with the Swedish holiday of midsummer. We were lucky that the weather was nice and sunny since the whole celebration is held outside. We spent the holiday in Kopparmora. Kopparmora is a little community in Stockholm's archipelago. The area offers both forestry and wonderful spots for swimming and other water activities. On this particular day we went to a meadow where all the festivities were to take place. A midsummer pole decorated with birch leaves was raised and both grown-ups and...

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May 21, 2013 - high finance

Although Stockholm is a seaport, the sail in through an archipelago dotted with islands took five hours. It is hard to count exactly how many islands are in this area, because new ones are forever popping up. Sweden was pressed down hard by thick layers of glacial ice and now that they are gone, the land is gradually springing back up 3 mm/year. We also heard about this phenomenon in Alaska. It was a beautiful sail; many of the islands have summer home sites, some quite large. For the most part these islands have no utility services, but...

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Jan 11, 2013 - Stockholm.

Friday, 11 January. Jag har sedan flera år haft principen att tillbringa så lite tid som möjligt på Arlanda. Ska man äta eller dricka så gör man det bättre och billigare i Stockholm. I ett misslyckat försök att hitta en förvaringsbox både på stationen och på den intilliggande bussterminalen, så fick jag släpa med mig mitt bagage ut på baksidan och ut på Kungsgatan. Återigen en skräckfylld vandring på snöiga och isiga trottoarer till Kebab House på Vasagatan, som enligt min mening har den absolut bästa kebaben. Därefter gick jag vidare till...

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Sep 30, 2012 - Archipelago Excursion

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Just outside of Stockholm are a series of islands making up the Stockholm Archipelago. People who have both the time and inclination can explore the idyllic islands, discover Viking gravesites, wander through quaint fishing villages and admire sturdy former palaces. Ask a local how many islands comprise the archipelago and you will get answers anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 but realistically, there are probably about 24,000 islands that provide a buffer from the open waters of the Baltic Sea. It’s understandable that...

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Sep 30, 2012 - Ice Bar Stockholm

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND The world’s first permanent IceBar was established in Stockholm on the premises of the Nordic Sea Hotel. The temperature is kept at a consistent -5 C all year long. The ice is harvested from the Torne River in northern Sweden, well above the Arctic Circle, at Jukkasjärvi, Lapland. Each year since 1990, the IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi has erected an ice building that can accommodate 100 guests. The hotel also features a reception area, a bar, a main hall and a church, and it remains open from December to April. The...

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