Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Packing Day in Upplands-Väsby, Our Last Full Day in Sweden

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017:

It was our last full day in Sweden before departing for California Thursday morning via Norwegian Air from Stockholm's Arlanda Airport.

That translated into a day of washing, sorting, deciding what to leave behind, what to take take home and a final goodbye dinner.

 Always a treat to use the
communal laundry

Our first stop after the 
laundry was the Stadsmission

The Stadsmission is a charity based organization that resells any and all donated items.

Our sorting was done so we headed down to their Väsby Centrum location to donate to their cause.

They are now selling all sorts of large shoes and XXL shirts and shorts.

I had one last book to return to
the Upplands-Väsby Public Library

 Laurie loves the flower displays
throughout Upplands-Väsby


By the late afternoon we were pretty much packed and ready.

Our only problem was the scale at our house went 100% wacky today so we were not sure how much our bags weighed.

We were concerned because Norwegian Air has tougher luggage requirements that most international carriers.

Our two checked bags can only weigh 20 kilos/44 pounds  each, while our two carry-on bags can only weigh 10 kilos/22 pounds each.

We think that we are close on all four counts.

Finally, we were invited for a final dinner at the home of Lotta and Jesper Douhan.

Dinner with these two wonderful people in their home is always a treat!

Lotta painted her
"Three Wise Men"
a few years ago

Wait, weren't there four wise men in the original story?

With Lotta and Jesper
after a great salmon dinner

The strawberry-rhubarb crumble for dessert was amazing!

We have so much to thank them for, they have been great friends during our two month stays in Sweden the last two Springs.

They even gave us one last piece of assistant in our preparations for our return flight . . .

An accurate, hand held
luggage scale

Our luggage will be good to go in the morning as it turns out.

Tack Så Mycket
Lotta and Jesper!

Reading Is FUNdamental!

He calls himself
"The Legend"?

The book was a good, fast moving adventure novel with Nazis to boot.

I liked it.

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