We're right behind you, by 59 days. We'll be sitting in the SAS lounge in Newark on August, 20.My wife and I are now sitting in the SAS lounge in Newark. Very nice way to start our OSD journey. I guess I will sit, relax, and have my second beer while we wait to begin boarding. So far so good Volvo.
Please keep us updated...........I am reliving my recent trip as I read your posts...........fun times await!!!!! Be sure to take pictures in front of the large VOLVO factory sign!!!First day in Stockholm. A bit of rain and cool, but still a nice day walking a beautiful city. Jet lag is tough but we still managed to walk several miles to see the area around the old city. Architecture is similar to Vienna and Lucerne. One more day in Stockholm, take the train to Gothenburg on Monday and then off to the FDC on Tuesday.
Another suggestion for all of you that require a front and back license plate in your state.............while at the FDC ask for a second FDC/Gothenburg Sweden license plate frame so you have one for the front AND back when you get home. You will thank me!!!!First day in Stockholm. A bit of rain and cool, but still a nice day walking a beautiful city. Jet lag is tough but we still managed to walk several miles to see the area around the old city. Architecture is similar to Vienna and Lucerne. One more day in Stockholm, take the train to Gothenburg on Monday and then off to the FDC on Tuesday.
Highly recommend Fem Sma Hus in Gamla Stan (Stockholm) for dinner.........Jarmark, sounds exciting. When in Croatia, try to make it to Trogir, a Unesco World Heritage town. Another great morning and afternoon in Stockholm. Some rain, but mostly sun. Walked forever around town and made it to Skansen. It is the Williamsburg of Sweden. We have already enjoyed some of the best salmon and herring we have ever had.
Very excited for you!!!!! Enjoy.......On the train now between Stockholm and Gothenburg. A couple of obs about the trip so far:
The SAS lounge in Chicago while nice, has very little food. Plus, there are no eateries post security in the international terminal... Eat before you get through...
Optiontown was a bust for us on the way over. Then my in seat screen was dead, which I briefly thought would get us upgraded for free... But the only option they provided was moving away from my husband to an empty middle seat, even though economy+ was roughly 50% full. (chose to stay in my seat and read on the kindle).
Stockholm was lovely, though relatively quiet due to midsommar. We did go over to Skansen and danced like frogs though as part of the celebration. Stayed at Hotel Rival (owned by ABBA band member), bed was super comfy, breakfast was fantastic. Ate at Herman's (vegetarian buffet w/great food and views) and Fem Sma Hus (very expensive, but tasty & unique and they made the vegetarian option vegan for my husband which was awesome; I had the reindeer--who knew Rudolph was so tasty & tender?)
About to arrive in Gothenburg, pick up car tomorrow!