Thursday, June 1, 2017

Zero Hour Has Finally Arrived!

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017:

It may have been a damp, rainy day to most people in the greater Stockholm megalopolis, but to me it was the BEST day in over a month.

You see, today marked . . .

days until Laurie arrived on a . . .

. . . Norwegian Air plane just
like this one flying over
me at our nearby bus stop

I was getting ready to go to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport to meet her flight which was due to land at 1:35 p.m.


We had a glitch, her flight had been delayed for take-off in Los Angeles, no doubt in some way due to President Trump.

Though re-scheduled here on the Norwegian Air website for a 2:52 p.m. landing, her plane didn't touchdown on Swedish soil until 3:15 p.m., a full hour and forty minutes late.

I had a similar delay with this airline when I flew here a month ago, I guess that punctuality is not a big thing in Norway.


We properly celebrated
once we got to the house

A huge "Tack så mycket" to Jesper Douhan for meeting us at the airport and driving us home!

With Janne at our bus stop

After giving Laurie enough time to unpack and freshen up a bit, the Welcome to Stockholm party would continue in the city where we would meet up for dinner after their work days were over with . . .

 Lotta and Aiki

We dined at an Italian restaurant near the Stockholm Central train station called Vapiano.

Lotta's picture of four hungry
people deciding what to order

Our neighbor's photo of five now
fully sated, happy sassy diners

My pasta and the taste of Laurie's risotto were fantastic! 

Vapiano was a great choice to celebrate, wine and dine before returning home and letting Laurie crash.

It was even better than I thought it would be to be with her again.

Still, she is kind of goofy.

Fortunately, I love goofy.

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