21 MAY 2016: Okay, it’s been a few months and I haven’t yet updated the blog from the end of our trip to Stockholm in late May, yet today we are in Australia (!).  So here are the highlights–more commentary will be added later, but at least the photos will be in the proper order this way.

We spent our day preparing for the honorary PhD ceremony at City Hall, where the Nobels are presented each year.  In the late morning, Lucy and I had our hair done (curled, mostly) at the salon near our apartment for the occasion.

 

All cleaned up for a special night

All cleaned up for a special night

An elegant program for an elegant evening

An elegant program for an elegant evening

Colleagues sharing a light moment

Colleagues sharing a light moment

The vegetarian menu for the multi-course dinner

The vegetarian menu for the multi-course dinner

The gold room

The gold room

The beginning of the dancing portion, which apparently lasted until after 2am

The beginning of the dancing portion, which apparently lasted until after 2am

The next day, the kids and I had to pack and head to the airport.  David stayed a few extra days to work with colleagues.

Heading to the train station

Heading to the train station

On the train to Arlanda airport

On the train to Arlanda airport

Finally giving in to sleep

Finally giving in to sleep