On our final full day in Oslo, we took it easy. We had a nice slow breakfast, did a little shopping and headed over to the Royal Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard. Jamie and I tend to do this in every European country we visit, and usually it takes about 15-20 minutes. Those Norwegians though! They make it a Big Deal. We thought they were done, when some soldiers on horses approached the small crowd and told us to move way back to “make room for the show.”
It was like a marching band performance with both instruments and guns. It was super impressive, and Ezra was loving it. But after 40 minutes, we had to take off because we had promised the squirt some ice cream and one rule holds true no matter what country you are in: NEVER MESS WITH NAP TIME. So we were off.
After the nap, we took an evening stroll and met up with Kevin and Olivia for our final dinner in Norway. It was Spanish tapas, and it was bliss.