Josie, a teacher from ThIS, is spending the weekend in Germany and offered us the use of her apartment downtown. So... why not?! She lives right near downtown in Solsiden ("sunnyside"), an area of shops and restaurants and apartments on the water. We "checked" in late afternoon, and then set off exploring. We found fun shops, had dinner at BK, and discovered a downtown shopping center (Byhaven) with a children's play area including ball pit.
We arrived back late at the apartment and cozied up for movies, falling asleep quite late and quite happy. The next morning, Pam took the kids around downtown again while I stayed in for some quiet time.
Using Josie's apartment was a superb idea – it really did feel like staying at a hotel on vacation, but a very inexpensive vacation. Thanks Josie!