Our trip down to Kungsbacka (literally King’s hill) just south of Göteborg was a fairly easy drive along the E6. The scenery was very green, lots of trees and grass.
The border between Norway and Sweden is a very pretty bridge over the water.
Sweden was more of the same scenery with the addition of wind farms.
Our plan was to visit some runes and petroglyphs in-situ along the way. Google maps sent us some interesting places. At the first place we did not find what we were looking for, but found a Sweden Traffic Marker. At the second it wanted us to walk through farmer’s fenced fields. So we gave up on seeing runes.
We continued along in Sweden admiring the scenery and going nicely along the highway. At one point we were crossing a bridge that had wind warnings and wind socks. Today there was very little wind to worry about.
The most important stop for me today was at the Göteborg Barnbördshus, which is now part of the Göteborg University. My grandfather was born in this maternity hospital. You can see more information on his birth here. The trip to there took us through some very skinny streets in what looked like old-town Göteborg; but, we found it and took some pictures. This was where the hospital moved to in 1901, so it is the same location as where my grandfather was born in 1910.
From there is was a short 1/2 hour drive to Kungsbacka. When we arrived in Kungsbacka we ran into a parade, which made finding the entrance to the hotel a little less straightforward than it should have been. The noise went on for about an hour after we were checked into the hotel. I think it was part of the pride parade as this whole week is a celebration of Pride Week in Göteborg.