June 4, 2013

Today was strange… spending 9 hours and 23 minutes on an airplane, followed by a 60 minutes to run from one end of the airport (Gate E) to the other (literally Gate B35) at AMS, and clear Customs.  It was a challenge, made it with about seven minutes to spare.

Then a two hour flight from AMS to ARN and we were finally on the ground at Arlanda International Airport in Sweden.  After picking up our bags we stepped outside to meet Madeleine Randquist.

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Madeleine Randquist and my Dad in front of the Arlanda Terminal 2 just after our arrival in Sweden.

From we we went and picked up the rental car a 2013 Volvo X70 (I think…)

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Our rental car for our time in Sweden – a 2013 Volvo X70

My Dad rode with Madeline into the city and I followed in the rental car.  We checked in at the hotel and freshened up.

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Our hotel in Stockholm – Mercure

Madeleine came back an hour or so latter and picked us up for a wonderful dinner of beef stew at her place.

After dinner and much conversation we returned to our hotel room about 11:30 PM in time to rest.  We’ll be meeting Madeleine in the morning for breakfast and start our first day touring the old inner city of Stockholm.

It does not get very dark at night here sunset was 9:53 pm and sunrise is at 3:30 am.

 

 

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