>Nobody does Summer like the Scandinavians, which makes me wonder about their winters.
I’d like to award them a prize for their hot-dog creativity. Look at the two near the bottom left. One of those has mashed potatoes on it! And the ones wrapped in tortillas, those are filled with potato and all sorts of good stuff.
My friend noticed the mashed potato machine, like soft serve ice cream!
And what would a Swedish summer be without lots and lots of Licorice. There was no shortage of stands like this one. Some of them are filled with a kind of icing. You don’t have to be brave or a salt licorice fan – mine was strawberry filled with icing.
Um.. now that I’ve eaten it’s time to see some sights.
The golden bike path – I felt like biking (not Viking) royalty with all the nice bike paths around the city. Being in the downtown crowds is frustrating for me, so I decided to go more near the place I started my day from.
Such a been-there-done-that kind of girl at the young age of 28, I discovered a place I really hadn’t seen before.
Skansen is a large outdoor museum – It is an old fashioned Sweden in miniature, with real buildings and period costumes. It’s a small city. The further north you go in Skansen, the further north in Sweden you’re supposed to be. They have animals, and live concerts..
But from far away, I could hear a noise! It didn’t sound very old fashioned..
Around the big ship dock and the island that Skansen is on, there are canals that people take their boats and kayaks through.
Sometimes these boats would cruise by the ship and the guys would try and pick me up. “Welcome to the land of Vikings!” They would yell. Scandinavian guys are usually shy until their 4th beer or so.