I'm currently staying with one of my cousins and her husband. They have a lovely apartment in Täby, a suburb of Stockholm. Yesterday we drove a short distance then took a ferry to Vaxholms Castle
where we walked around a bit and then had lunch. Later we dropped off the husband and her dog who'd been with us and drove to Ulriksdal Palace
and walked around the grounds then stopped for a snack at a greenhouse. I still find it hard to believe I'm actually in Sweden.
Today my cousin and I took a train then a subway to an old section of Stockholm walking down narrow streets and past the Nobel Museum
on our way to the ferry that would take us to Djurgården, an island with Skansen
, Stockholm's wonderful museum/zoo. It's the world's first open-air museum where we walked around buildings many of them centuries old and were able to see farm animals plus a wolf, some mooses, a bear, a seal, a wolverine, and all around were birds like magpies, ducks, geese, a rooster who crowed even though it was late in the afternoon and a couple of male peacocks who walked around people showing off their gorgeousness (and away all by herself was a peahen who was ignored by most humans). As we left we even saw some lemurs (though obviously they are not Swedish animals). Tonight I cooked salmon for dinner and they really liked it - yay!!. Right now we're watching "Mamma Mia" (it's Mother's Day here in Sweden) and it's even funnier then I remember (we just heard "Money, Money, Money" with the lyric "It's a rich man's world" and I immediately thought of Donald tRump).
Speakin of the tRump, on our way to the restaurant Bla Porten
I saw a couple of planters filled with some strange looking plants and I realized I found where tRump gets his weird hair from.