Nat and Dane (friends from Australia) left early this morning to catch a train to Prague - it is always great to have visitors in the house.
Phil went to work, and Nicole and the boys packed to get ready for our 2 week trip to Sweden and Norway.
Phil got home just before 2, we packed the car and headed to the ferry at Rostock - a good 2 1/2 hour drive, even with some serious autobahn driving!
Thankfully we had reserved our car ticket for the ferry as it was full. We watched many cars get turned away. Given our first night's accommodation was another 2 1/2 hours of driving through Denmark and into Sweden, missing the ferry would have made for an interesting start to the holiday!
We parked the car on the ferry and headed upstairs for some early dinner and to look out at the Baltic Sea.
The ferry ride was very smooth, and we had an uneventful trip!
The kids enjoyed going up on deck, although a lot of the areas are out of bounds. We last travelled on this ferry when we toured Denmark, and the boys remembered where everything was.
We then drove the 2 1/2 hours through Denmark, and over the bridge to Sweden to Malmö (39 Euro toll), where we stayed in a great hotel, and had a suite room. Very posh..unfortunately, right above the main shopping mall , so very noisy! Well you can't have everything! ;)