Friday, March 12, 2010
This was our trip to Finland from December. The kids really enjoyed it, except for Matthew--he did not like the extreme cold. On the way back, we put the seat down to a bed so the kids could sleep--I know---we aren't in Kansas anymore!
We stayed at a friend's "Sauna" house in Finland---she lit special ice candles on the porch. We went to a church that was hewn from rock, road sleds, lived simply--light fires, cooked on a wooden stove--John rocked! The house was kept warm by a fireplace and a small amount of heat from heaters. It was an experience! The floor that we slept on was up those stairs--and yes, if you think they look steep, they felt even steeper! Our friend showed us how to come down and go up ---yes, there was a particular way to do it so you didn't fall. Let's just say, it wasn't very lady-like! I felt like a cowboy, every time I had to go up!
This border trip was the worst---we were in line for 7 hours on our way into Finland and 5 on our way out...it was crazy! John was super patient!!