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... tournament. Might of had a little break down/ tear in the shower after this. To finish the day we had the opening ceremony. I was still in a pretty pooey mood but I tried to enjoy it. I didn't take any photos (sorry friend) but I will find some on Facebook when I get home for you :) wouldn't call it a very special ceremony- most of it was in Swedish although it was very cool to see a few thousand people pack out the town square for it. Today was one of those days I really needed you ...
... all garbed up in camo gear though which reminded us how similar Canada and Scandinavia are.
We went for a bike ride the next morning. It was a bit dull really but good exercise and always a better way to see and get the feel of a country. Next stop was a windsurfing spot just north of Gothenburg. It didn't look like much - just a tiny stretch of beach at the mouth of a huge marina. A good place to spend the night though and, luck would have it, the ...
... a little village. We walked around for about 30-40 minutes. It was a pretty neat little place. Once back on the bus we overheard someone complaining they went into the little grocery store, but they wouldn't take anything but Swedish Kroners. Really? Are you that lazy that you didn't get money exchanged before you got here? Do you think if they came to the US we would take Swedish cash? Some of these people really amaze me. OK, off to stop ...
... Well, stairs, hmmm. But I tell you, once I got to the top I recovered a lot quicker had I attempted to do the same a few months ago. Quite proud (again). The Masthugget Church wasn't incredibly wonderful (sorry all Swedes) but the view from the top - spectacular.
Then on to the next - Oscar Fredrik Church. Very pretty.
Then on to Skansen Kronan Fort - not more stairs, hmmm maybe tomorrow.
Then to Haga Church.
Then my MECCA Church - and of course I got a ...
... than the hotel room we stayed at last night)! It holds over 300 cars, has several restaurants and bars, casino areas, kids play area, a wine place, and a store. Sheesh! We ended up eating our own food for dinner that we bought from the grocery store in Sweden yesterday. Then we bought hard cider and beer from the on-board store for super cheap, and had our own little shin-dig in our cabin.
After some time on the deck we decided to go ...