Saturday, June 21, 2014
The hunt itself, organized by Tim:
Reid's homemade gift for Liam: a ship for his stuffed animals.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A highlight of our trip to Sweden was visiting some friends of ours who lived in India while we were there from 2007-2009. Erik, Anna, and their girls Ellen and Vera, took us around their beautiful town, Uppsala, and then loaned us some bikes to explore on our for a second day.
Erik and Anna at a wonderful meal full of all sorts of delish Swedish specialties, outside their apartment on our first night:
Like seemingly everyone we saw, our friends rely heavily on bikes to get around.
This pic is from the Swedish-children's-lit-inspired play area at the airport.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
On our last day in Stockholm, Tim and I had a great time exploring Skansen, an enormous open-air museum, representing five centuries of Swedish history. Many of the buildings were original and had been transported to Skansen to represent a distinct time or location in Swedish history, and they were staffed by craftspeople and actors who were happy to chat about the issues of the day/culture they were representing. Here's a taste of what we saw:
Glass blowers at work. They were the only craftspeople we saw in modern clothing:
A farm home with Biblical scenes painted on the walls.