I was really excited to go pick them up and Jake decided to document that! Their flight was delayed so by the time we picked them up from the airport bus stop it was 12:25 am on Tuesday but I'd much rather pick someone up late than get up early in the morning :).
Waiting for the bus!We stayed up late talking about their time in London before we called it a night. The next morning we had breakfast at home before we headed to the water to walk around for a while before catching a ferry.
Proof that the water Jake poured on me was truly ice water. I am thankful he took out the blue ice before he dumped it on my head :).After I warmed up I headed to a few fabric stores with my mom. We tried to go to a quilt store but I only found two in Stockholm and one was permanently closed and the other was closed for summer holiday. I didn't realize there was a big different between a fabric store and quilt store but apparently there is (learn something new every day). A quilt store only has cotton material that you could use in a quilt where as a fabric store has lots of different kinds of material.
The pictures on the left are of Jake's office and the view out one of his many office windows.
The smallest sail on the ship.
This is a model of the ship as it would have looked the day it sailed. It was very colorful.
The left picture is the back of the actual Vasa ship. The picture on the right is the model painted the way it would have been the day it sailed. I can't imagine being one of the workmen that worked on the ship for two and a half years and then twenty minutes after it set sail watching it sink. All of that hard work goes right down the drain.
After the Vasa Museum we went to my volunteer school in Södermalm. It was really important to me that my parents saw both my volunteer school and my subbing school as well as where Jake worked, where I shop for groceries, work out and other normal every day things. I know that most people who visit us might not care about seeing those things but this is my home away from home for two years and they've always seen the other classrooms I've had so why not see these schools. It meant so much to me that they would take the time to see our everyday life.
My dad kept trying to carry the groceries but I tried to reassure him that this was a normal everyday thing for me so he took my picture to remember what I looked like coming back from the grocery store and then he took one of the bags to help carry it back home :).
We had homemade pizza for dinner at home and packed for Switzerland.
The next morning before we headed to the airport we stopped by the school where I subbed last school year. Since I don't actually have a room or work there full time we just walked by it. There were lots of kids outside for recess so we didn't linger around but it was nice to show them where I spent most of my time from January to June of this year.
The path leading up to the school.
We went home after a quick stop by my school to have lunch before we hopped on a bus to the airport to fly to Switzerland. Check back in a few days to read about our time together in Switzerland.