09 September 2008

Hej då Sverige!

September 9, 2008

Our plane leaves tomorrow morning at 6.30 to Barcelona, the start of our Spain, France, Italy and England tour. It's exciting but sad at the same time to say goodbye to family, friends and Sweden. The last couple days we've spent hanging out with friends in Stockholm, attending the baptism of Max and Ida and running last minute errands. Tonight Åsa, Henrik and Hans' grandmother are over for dinner, swedish meatballs!

the fruit and vegetable market in downtown Stockholm

We stopped at the best coffee shop in Stockholm, debatable in all of Sweden, Vette Katten, for some princess cake and coffee.

One final night hanging out with Peter and Johan - a couple games of pool

Peter is very serious about making his point heard...

and so are Hans and Kristen. surprise, they're both talking at the same time!

Ida is all smiles on Saturday

Max laughs at his uncle Hans

Max and Ida before baptism



Sofia with a tight hold on Max

A tired Ida after the ceremony

03 September 2008

and the Nobel Prize goes to...

September 3, 2008

With only a week left in Sweden, we've kicked up our tourist activities to a high level. Yesterday we biked into Stockholm, walked around Gamla Stan, the old(est) part of town, ate hot dogs for lunch and had a tour of Stadshuset, the City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize ceremony is held.

Norrbron, the oldest bridge in Stockholm and currently under repair, with Riksdagshuset, the Swedish Parliament building, in the background.

Waiting in line at the Korv Kiosk. Streetside hot dog vendors are highly developed in Sweden, offering at least 15 different combinations of the tasty lunch.

A side street in Gamla Stan.


The Blue Hall where the Nobel Prize dinner is held. Over 1000 guests are in attendance so everyone is given a scant 60 cm (2 ft.) of space at the dinner table, including the King and Queen.