50… half way there! Maybe?!?

This week hopefully marks the half way point of my life… my idea of officially “middle age”! But really… do any of us know when we are at the half way point… and what is “middle age”? I have strived all of my life to live each day as if it is one of my…

GERMANY – Travel from Malmo to Hamburg

How can it be time to say goodbye already? Today started with an early morning visit to the laundry room in Shelley’s building (she has to pre-schedule her laundry time several days in advance… oh my goodness… I don’t think I’d ever manage to get laundry done! LOL) Thankful to head off on our next…

SWEDEN – Southern Points & Ale’s Stones!

My friend planned a fun day of touring of the southern towns nearby which included borrowing her father-in-law’s car with me driving (she gave up her license many years ago). We all headed out and I know she had specific plans… but as we kept talking and forgetting to follow the needed turns, our journey…

SWEDEN – Malmo (Country #4 / City #5 / Travel Days #12-16)

Another travel day… this time via train from Stockholm to Malmo! I thought I had it all under control… booked the tickets… left in plenty of time (I thought)…. but then the bus didn’t come on schedule… and it dropped us across the street from the station. And maybe you remember from my Stockholm post,…

SWEDEN – Stockholm

We arrived in Stockholm, Sweden after our overnight ride on the Viking Line from our last stop in Helsinki, Finland.  We walked off the boat around 10:30 am and found a bus transfer from the ferry dock to the Bus/Train terminal. I chatted with the clerk at the information desk and chose the 72 hour…

FINLAND (Helsinki)

Another late night arrival… to Helsinki.. and another AirBnB with the lovely Siiri as host who graciously came out to meet us and bring the keys at almost midnight. The biggest challenge was getting the kids settled as the time change had added another hour to the mix and after our short time in Oslo…

Norway (Oslo)

NORWAY (Oslo) 21 hour layover in Oslo, Norway…. just enough time with a little planning and a lot of luck! We arrived to the Oslo Airport at almost midnight on Saturday night, but not too late to appreciate the beautiful green space creation! When I was booking our initial flights I had the option of…