For our trip to Sweden we decided to buy a pair of cheap(ish) umbrella type strollers as we had heard that you could take the kids right up to the plane in the strollers, then they would be stored and would be available when you land. Now this sounds wonderful, but it didn’t quite work out that way.
Our flight was Toronto to Iceland then Iceland to Stockholm. We trundled up to the plane in Toronto and all worked well. So we folded the strollers up and left them at the doorway to the plane. In we went and had a very nice flight to Iceland (kids were awesome). When we arrived in Iceland I was expecting the strollers to be waiting for us as we exited the plane, but they were missing.
Ok, they must be getting transfered to the Stockholm flight. Our flight from Toronto arrived late so we had to rush to get to the next flight (rushing is a relative term when you have no strollers and a 4 mnth old and a 2 year old).
We made the next flight and off to Stockholm we went (worrying that we left our strollers in Iceland the whole flight). When we got to our seats we received all kinds of dirty looks from passengers.
“How dare you ruin my flight by bringing screaming children on the same plane” was what all the looks said. People just need to chill about small kids on planes, neither of them made so much as a peep on the flight and disturbed no-one. Yes I wanted to give every person on that flight a dirty look on the way out, but back to the strollers! We disembark in Stockholm and there are no strollers waiting for us at the door!
Once again panic starts to set in (and if you’ve seem the prices of strollers in Sweden you will understand). So we drag the kids down to the baggage area and by chance off to the side the strollers are on a belt by themselves with our carseats!
I was mighty relieved. Now these two strollers are getting a workout here and preforming ok I would say.
Here they are in action in Lindesburg carrying stuff, not children!
Still early in the trip while playing witbh Noëlle disaster strikes with an innocent little hand trying to push back Daddy that leads to this…
Now I think it is a manufacturing defect as it appears the only hing holding the glasses together was the paint! A trip to the eyeglasses store in Lindesburg and we are trying to have them fix it for apprx $50 which is only slightly less than the frames were to start, oh well.
Because of this I can’t drive and will miss seeing Sebastian’s graduation, tho I will be there
Steph and her mother took the kids shopping for most of the day which left a very bored Papa alone on the farm (well Sebastian was here, but mostly in spirit as he was hooked up to the computer most of the time). So I loaded up my “Hockey Central” and took a short walk. Here’s some new pics I took with the phone camera.
This is a nice shot of the smelter that the village of Löa was originally based around.
Not sure what this building was for, but it is across from the smelter so probably some kind of support building for it.
Finally this is a small freshly tilled field (more likely a personal crop field or garden). I just loved the way the rows of upturned earth looked.
It’s past midnight on our second night here in Sweden. Papa, Milo and Noëlle are having trouble adjusting our sleep schedules (probably Mommy too). So I figured I’d share a couple of pics taken in the airport of Noëlle and the giant Toronto Moose!
Look at this guy Papa!
He seems nice enough. What do you mean he can’t come with us to Sweden?
Today Morfar cut down a plum tree in the backyard that didn’t come back after the winter. This gave me a great chance to try driving a tractor! Yeah, city boy that I am I was kinda nervous, but I figured I couldn’t do that badly I was only picking up the fallen plum tree nothing I could really damage that much.
So, I psyched myself up and brought the tractor over from the barn and planned my attack. I would start with the smallest piece to build up my confidence.
With the piece secure I was ready for the next step, when I heard….
Ok, so I had just a touch of tractor envy.