Oh my Sweden was AMAZING!!!! We packed so much into the short time we were there.
(day 1) We started our day with going to Skyview. It is a big glass ball that goes up on along the huge spherical building. It was so high and super cool to see above the city.
My family wandered the streets and walked into some fun shops. We had fun exploring Stockholm! It’s a beautiful city. And there’s good food!! ;) We had, a lot of bread and cheese, and pizza, and a good amount of pastries, and icecreeeeam!
I went to the Nobel Prize museum with my family. It was awesome learning about these people who were/are just “normal” people in the world. They were determined to make a difference. It was inspiring. I put a quote from the museum down below. This was one of my favorites.
We went on a boat tour as well! That was cool. It took us around and told us what certain things were about and the history behind it all. Soooo though I may have fallen asleep for a good part of it, it was still fun. haha
All day my parents said there was going to be a “cool” surprise. It was cool… because we went to an ice bar!! It was legit so cool in both ways. Everything in the room was made from ice. We had Shirley temples in ice cups. I was wearing shorts and chacos so I was kinda cold. But if you know me I basically wear my chacos year round (yes even in the snow) so I’m used to it. Lol.
(day 2) The next day we went on a City Hall tour. Every year on December 10, a banquet is held for the Nobel Prize winners in this City Hall. The banquet room was huge!! All the rooms were gorgeous. We then climbed the city tower and saw the city of Stockholm, and it was a beaut! Climbing up the tower itself was really cool. I loved the walls and statues they had inside.
Have you ever heard of the Vasa, the old sunken ship? We got to go see it! It’s so old but they’ve kept it in good condition. The ship sunk because the King ordered it to be built too long and too heavy. Then it was found about 30 years ago. It had been underwater for about 300 years. If you don’t know the story of the Vasa you should look it up and read it! :)) It’s a really cool story. Elder Renlund who is one of the LDS apostles, gave a talk about the Vasa. Here is a quote from Elder Renlund.
“To successfully navigate our mortal lives, we need sufficient spiritual stability to confront crosswinds and crosscurrents, make the necessary turns, and return safely to our heavenly homes.”
This is one of my favorite talks now. I invite you to go and read his talk, “Spiritual Stability: Building an Unsinkable Ship,” because it really does have a good message! :)
Sweden was a fast trip but oh so awesome! The only negative about this trip was that I was sick with a cold but I didn’t let that stop me. I loved it! Thanks for a good time Sweden!!