and the small, cobble streets, enchanting.
It is a very liberal society, however. We were told by a citizen of Sweden, that any drug considered illegal in the US could be purchased in a Swedish grocery store.
In our experience, it was also not as honest as Denmark. In Denmark, the taxi driver got lost on the way to church and gave us a refund from what his meter said we owed him. In Sweden the taxi driver told us he could charge as much as he wanted as there were no controls on fares. (And then he proved it!)
In an effort to avoid crowds we headed first to the This is residence to the Vasa gun ship which sailed its maiden voyage in 1628 —a voyage that lasted all of 20 minutes before the boat, which was top heavy due to all the guns—rolled to its side and sunk, killing 50 people. For 300 years it lay on the bottom of the harbor until it was recovered in 1961. .
We then took a tour around the harbor by boat (one that thankfully didn’t sink) and walked to the palace for the changing of the guard. This was interesting, but also a bit warm and very crowded. We all got a kick out of the palace band, however, which played several different pieces of classical music and ended with a piece from !
As is Germany we felt it our duty to sample the local cuisine and so stopped on the street for Swedish meatballs and a very interesting hot dog wrapped in both a bun and mashed potatoes. (Leslie ate that and said it was very good.)
And of course we had to stop for the necessary Magnum Bar. Yum!!!
By now it was time to hurry back to the boat, but not without stopping at a local tourist spot for the obligatory tourist picture.
We spent the next several hours on deck watching the beautiful view of the sun setting over the
.So there you have most of our trip. We return late Saturday night and I will post the winner of the drawing on Monday!! Thanks so much for your comments! They have brightened my trip all along the way!