Saturday, November 29, 2014

My last day in Stockholm

It’s late Saturday afternoon and in a short while, my son and I are heading to the local market to pick up a few munchies for dinner. We’re having El & Seamus over later and it’s my last night here. Today, we took the ‘Archipelago Tour’ on the SS Stockholm through Stromma tours and it was fantastic.


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The ship left the harbor at noon for a 3-hour tour.

A 3-hour tour.

Ha. I crack myself up.


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It was a thousand times nicer than I thought it would be. We opted for the brunch tour and were treated to some really fantastic food in a dining lounge with linen tablecloths. I thought we’d be sitting on benches or something and would have to keep coming inside to get out of the cold. Silly me.


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But it was a luxury cruise and filled with all kinds of wonderful things to eat – all Swedish and all fantastic.


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We went all the way round to Vaxholm (above) and then back again.


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I kept going outside although it was cold, because the photo opps were so much better than taking images through the windows of the ship.


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And when we pulled back into port at Stockholm, the sun was setting.


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It was the best.


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This has been just the best trip ever.


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Seamus & El, taken with my camera phone.


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Me and Matt.

I have  had the time of my life in this beautiful city. I leave very early tomorrow morning to catch the express train up to the airport north of here and will probably not be posting for several days. Thanks for coming along on the ride with me. I’ll be back here in a little while.

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Hilary said...

I loved every moment of it. I wish you a safe trip home and another chance to make more great memories soon.

Susan said...

Wonderful peeks into life in Stockholm!

If you are a morning person, going west will be tougher, jet lag wise. Safe travels to you :-)

thewiildmagnola said...

Beautiful snapshots of history! Building I know are older and filled with past memories of lives.

The tour looked so fun. The food, scrumptious, cloth tablecloths and special!

Thank you for sharing.

Kerri Farley said...

OH I am sooooo happy you have enjoyed it .....and thank you for "taking" us along. You've made me want to visit this beautiful place!
It was YOU who inspired me to visit NY last March maybe Stockholm is in my future in a few years :)

Nellie said...

Wonderful photos of this cruise! It appears there was amazing food! Safe travels returning! xo

mudmaven said...

Safe travels home and thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous voyage with the rest of us - it's been simply fantastic! ~chris

JaneK said...

Did you meet the professor?
Such a lovely time! So glad.
Safe travels and thanks for taking us along with you :-)

Country Gal said...

Oh looks like a wonderful time and the views and food look amazing !Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing your trip with us I truly enjoyed seeing the sights and feeling like I was with you ! Have a good week !

Hilary said...

Love the picture of you and your son. He looks like his Dad, and you look GREAT. So glad you had a nice deserved it.

Sabrina Steyling said...

What a great photo of you and your son! I can't believe your time in Sweden is over already, but thank you so much for having us all along on a virtual tour with you! It sure was beautiful.

Michelle said...

It's been achingly beautiful just reading along on your blog; I'm SO GLAD you took this trip! Hope the knee held up okay; safe travels home.

Barbara said...

What a fantastic trip! I'm so glad you were able to go. Safe travels home!

Bluebird49 said...

Like you, I have been spending time away from home--isn't it wonderful!? Also--I've been spending time with my husband and my son and his wife and --for Thanksgiving. I love your beautiful pictures of such a clean-looking and colorful city! It's so beautiful.
On top of that, I loved how much fun you sounded as though you were having there with your son--and in a new (to you), lovely city--with all its history and wonderful old buildings! I know your son--with the work he does--must have been in love with the architecture.
Most of all, Kate, you look wonderful--you look happy to be where you were and with your son--and that's about the best thing! Being with family.
It's been good, spending time with my son and his family as well, as it always is, and hopefully will be for a long time. However long it is--I'll gladly take it! I'm so glad you had family there with you--that makes things (almost always) so special!

Debbie From Illinois said...

What a wonderful trip! I bet George will be one happy Border Collie when you get back home.

Thanks again for sharing your trip with us.

The Weaver of Grass said...

You sound (and look) to have had the most fantastic time - and you look so well and so happy in that last photograph. Safe journey home.

Suzanne said...

It's been an exciting trip, thank you so much for bring me along.

Daryl said...

due to the time difference i am betting you're in the airport or maybe on the plane ... have a good trip home, travel safe and be very patient during the re-renty process its a PITA .. xox

jo said...

What a fabulous trip you had! I'm so happy you were able to go and that you had such a great time. It will feel good to get home, tho, and then start pouring through thousands of photos. What fun!!! Have a safe trip home, Kate.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful trip with us! I had no idea how beautiful it is there. This is one great thing about blogs...seeing places we may never get to go.

I'm so happy that you're happy. ♥ Safe travels home.

Cloudia said...

You look so happy! Loved your return to Stockholm photos this round. Just great

ALOHA from Honolulu

thotlady said...

It looks beautiful.

Carolynn Anctil said...

I'm so glad to hear you had a great time and were able to spend so much time with your son and friends. That's a great picture of the two of you.

Safe Travels home,
A Glowing Ember

beth said...

you look sooooo happy !!!!

liz love said...

Hello! I am glad seeing all the beautiful photos and yours too! I've been visiting you once in a while and I have to say you've been inspiring me... thanks!

Karen said...

Amazing, just amazing.... wow those sunset shots...

And.. I'm glad you've come out from behind the camera in recent years and let yourself be seen. :-)