Our final country to visit on this wonderful whirlwind vacation was Sweden.  We chose these countries partly because of friends of ours who are living there.  Mike had met them back in his Bermuda days with IBM and we’ve stayed in touch over the years.  We also checked in with our friends from Switzerland and we were able to see them while we were in Sweden, too!  They happened to be on their summer holiday and were traveling in their VW van throughout the Nordics at the same time that we were!  Unreal!  We were thrilled to spend a couple days with them, too!

We stayed at an airbnb a couple blocks from our friends.  We joined everyone at a park nearby for a picnic dinner, playing sports and Kubb.  (We are thankful to Uncle Jason for having taught us the game, by the proper rules, a couple years ago!  Our friends didn’t think Americans would know the game. ;))

The following day we spent with our Swiss friends exploring Stockholm.  Our Swedish friends (well, technically they are Canadian and German, but we’ll call them our Swedish friends for the sake of this blog) fed us all a delicious breakfast and gave us helpful hints and directions for our adventure.  We met all together that evening for a fantastic pizza dinner.


The next morning some of us walked (while others biked and others drove) to the king’s old hunting grounds nearby.  We chatted and enjoyed the beauty, while the kids played games.  This is where we said goodbye to our Swiss friends.  We are hopeful that they will travel to Colorado in two years to keep up our every other year plan. 😉

We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring Stockholm.  It’s an absolutely lovely city and the company was lovely as well.  We really enjoyed getting to know them better.

Final days in Sweden will be in the next post.

Thankful for friends who have stood the test of time.

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