When we learned of our friends planned stay in Stockholm after their cruise, it was an easy decision to book a flight and join them. The hotel was centrally located overlooking a nice square and using it as a base we were able to travel in several directions to see so many different sites. The city, like most of Europe is populated with hundreds of wonderfully old beautiful buildings, and then sprinkled in are several new Very modern structures. What ever you do, if visiting, do not pass on the Hop On Hop Off boats in the city. The views are the best you will find.
Our first day took us in the direction of the Parliament building, a few museums, and of course the changing of the guards. We walked pretty much the first day, then the hop on hop off boat the second and third.
So as I said we really enjoyed the cruise around the harbor. In fact did it once to spot the locations/attractions we wanted to see and then came around again to enjoy. There are several large cruise ships in the harbor in addition to many smaller craft.
So it seems were were barely home and Jan’s sister came to visit. We traveled to Paris to spend a few days there before coming to Bordeaux. She and her husband, Gary are two of our favorite people. We stay with them every trip back to CA. Our hotel this time was in the 6th Arr. and we got the luck of the draw on the room. Really nice view.