This morning, we had breakfast at the hotel, which is included in the price of the room. They had a very large selection of things to eat all set up as a serve yourself buffet. Everything was very nice and tasty!
The weather today was not very nice. It was very cloudy and looked like it could rain. Everything outside was wet, so I guess it rained last night or early this morning, but this was not going to stop us from exploring the city. We headed out and checked out the many indoor malls and shopping centers found downtown. We also decided to take a walk through Gamla Stan, the original city of Stockholm which dates back to the 13th century. After lunch and much more walking around, we headed back to the hotel to relax a bit before Lena and I had to get ready for our night out.
Lena’s friends from school and a ex co-worker were meeting us at the Bishops Arms Inn, a English pub which is part of our hotel. It is a very nice place, a bit on the dark side, but we like that kind of style. Her friends arrived, we had a bite to eat which was also very good, and then the drinking started. Joining us for this little reunion were Lena’s old boyfriend from a long time ago Jocke and his fiancé Agneta, Catharina, Lena’s old co-worker, and last but not least, Camilla, Lena’s very good friend from school. We all had a great time talking, bringing up past stories, and of course many drinks and shots! I did put out a message to any TB’er that might be in the area to stop by and join us, but no one made it. Lena did get a response from Jess_swe, but she was not able to make the trip down from her home town of Uppsala. Sorry you couldn’t join us Jess. You missed a fun time and it would have been nice to meet you. Maybe the next time we are in Sweden we can all get together!
The party lasted until they kicked us out of the bar, then we sat in the seating area of the hotels lobby and just hung out until we all called it a night. We could have gone to another bar somewhere, but walking any distance was not going to be easy. I was doing ok, but Lena was pretty much done for the night!