Our first stop was Stockholm, Sweden, where we spent two days sightseeing. The Professor and I spent a week here in the 1990s and enjoyed our time immensely. This trip was equally enjoyable, but traveling with five children is not at all the same as being there as a young couple! We spent two long days, but still didn't even begin to see everything that we wanted to visit.
|The museum is kept dark to help preserve the ship, so photos are very difficult, |
but this is one of the better ones the Professor took.
|Stockholm harbor and the Old Town area as seen from our hop-on/hop-off boat tour|
|The Royal Palace|
|We took the guided tour of the Royal Apartments. |
Twin B charmed our young tour guide at every stop, and also wondered quite loudly, "Where is the king??"
|We also toured the Armory museum, and had a chance to see how heavy those helmets and crowns really were!|
|Our second day was devoted to Skansen, |
an open air museum with traditional buildings representing all the different regions in Sweden
|A Midsummer's Pole|
|Another view of Stockholm waterfront from high up on the hill in Skansen|