Thursday, July 17, 2014


To read the adventure in the order of the Day by Day Trip Report click HERE
To see all the photos of STOCKHOLM click HERE.


Becky reminded us that we have not had a soft drink of any kind since we left. No toxins in these bodies!

Must be on the downhill slope of the trip as we have been talking about missing things; 

Up and Down, All Around

Today the sun is shinning again and we had a walking guide (Eva Johnnson) for Beth and Becky. She met us at 10:00ish and off we went walking...thank goodness we had walking shoes. We walked around the Navy base, saw many house boats (not like ours) that are working boats with many from the 1800's, beautiful Navy base which has been turned into state or private buildings with the navy moved off somewhere else further out of town. And finally on this small island we saw the Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden with a magnificent Calder at the entrance.

Orion, House Boat

Grace Kelly's Yacht

Wooden Boat Construction School

More Walking, More Museums

Eva took us off the island and around to the next island and the Storkyrkan Lutheran Cathedral built in 1279. We were able to enjoy part of a service while we were there. (No photos allowed).

Out that door and over to The Nobel Museum which brought us up to date on the latest nobel laureates and the history of the prize. Sweden takes great pride in their hosting of this event where the King of Sweden presents each prize. (No photos allowed again).

Zip, Zip, Zoom right next door is The Royal Palace built in the 1800's and serves as the official residence of the King of Sweden. In the cellar, otherwise known as the Treasury, are the crown jewels. Since the royal family serves in name only, they do not wear the jewels but leave them on display for their citizens. (NO I told you NO PHOTOS)!!!

Coffee with Eva

After all the walking and viewing we were ready to sit and visit. Eva negotiated a coffee spot at an outdoor table.  

One of three phone booths left in Stockholm

We learned a bit more about conservative Sweden, shared books we all liked to read, and relaxed our tired feet.  We had all agreed that Palaces and Museums require lots of staff to maintain; we were grateful for coffee shop staff to serve us at the midday rest. 

Today is our last real day in Stockholm. We have enjoyed it immensely, loved the buildings, the people and the prices. Tomorrow very early in the morning we head to the airport and Iceland.