Sunday, July 30, 2017

Stockholm Day 2 and 3 Days in Oslo

On day 2 in Stockholm we went Gamla Stan aka old town. We also went to the medieval museum and the Nobel prize museum. At the medieval museum I learned that in the villages instead of telephones they yelled at each other across the street. There was a kid's room at the Nobel prize museum with a puppet theater, books, and a video about Alfred Nobel. We saw the Royal guard and band marching down the street near the medieval museum, and then later saw the changing of the guard outside the Royal Palace.

We did an overnight bus to Oslo. We woke up from the bus really early and then went to Oslo still kind of sleepy. We went and hiked around a fortress with awesome rocks and Kjirsten and I played warrior cats as Stoneclan. We were tired so we came home a relaxed for a while and then we went to the botanical gardens. At the botanical gardens there was a Viking garden shaped like a boat and information about the Vikings. There were also bones and a millstone and a throne.

Yesterday we went to we did a river walk and then went to the sculpture garden. On the river walk there were lots of playgrounds and a miniature children's museum. We also saw the oldest building in Oslo. It's almost a thousand years old. On the way to the sculpture park we saw the church and it looked kind of like the one in Wittenberg. In the hymnal we found some songs we recognized in our hymnal! We also stopped at the Royal palace and pond. There was a nice man at the pond who let us have some of his bun to feed the birds with. Then we went to the sculpture garden. All the statues were naked and some of then were things we do as a family like piggyback rides and cuddles and squishing daddy.

Today we went on a ferry to hovedøya and saw jellyfish on the beach. We found out the water was salt water from the ocean. We found that out after I licked my finger. We didn't go swimming because I didn't want to swim with jellyfish. We hiked and we saw lots of nature and army barracks and monastery ruins that are almost 900 years old. Then we went to the oldest open air museum in the world. We saw traditional folk dances and it was raining so we had to cram inside a building. Then we went to the Viking ship museum and saw a video of Viking funerals and one about recreating the boats and one about Viking trips and trade and looting and killing.

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