Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Monday July 6th, Blidö to Stockholm

     A rainy day. We'd only seen the north part of Blidö island so today Maude and Brum-Brum showed us the southern portion.  There's a nice little church with a nautical theme, and a few businesses and services, but mostly summer homes.  Maude thought that maybe 400 people live on the island year-round, but several thousand live there in the summer.
     We had a nice lunch of spaghetti and salad and chatted over coffee and tea.  At around 2:40 we left for the short drive to where we could catch the ship to take us to Stockholm.  There were quite a few people on the ship already when we got on, and maybe a dozen others got on with us. It stopped several times before we got to Stockholm.  For most of the trip it was raining so the view wasn't as nice as it could've been.  We sat by a window at a table in a snack bar area.  They had free WiFi but it was kind of slow. This was our first WiFi since we left Chicago so Karl and I were very happy to sit and be anti-social!  Well I wasn't exactly anti-social; I chatted online with my mom, daughters, and a couple of friends!

     The photos show some of the sights along the way, taken through the window.  I love to do jigsaw puzzles of pretty scenery and I felt like I was living in a jigsaw puzzle!

.     I think we got to Stockholm around 5:45 p.m. and made our way to the T-Centralen, the main subway hub.  Took the subway to the apartment and dropped off our luggage, then headed back to a little commercial area near the subway station.  There were 3 food trucks to  choose from, all Asian themed.  We chose the Indian food truck.  The food was very good and the portion was quite generous.  I gave half of mine to a beggar, and Karl and i decided that next time we'd split one dish. We then went to a grocery store to buy breakfast food.  Back at the apartment we spent the evening online and reorganizing our luggage in preparation for our trip to Finland.

     Photos can be seen here.

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