Out of the Arctic

Our final full day here in Finland was mostly spent driving back to civilization. We slept in until the sun was just starting to peek over the horizon (so, around 9am), and then had fun playing for a couple more hours in the snow in the “Everymans land” around the camper. It was flurrying off […]

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Lappland

Woke this morning to a beautiful white wonderland, and this kids couldn’t wait to bundle and head out to play. While I cleaned up breakfast Avi came running that I must see something! A snow rainbow! Over the camper, too. It was the sign of a good day. Zoe made 100 snow angels in the […]

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Snowland

Woke up quite a few times last night to check for aurora, with no luck, and Avi joined me in the early morning to stare at Venus. He and Zoe slept in a double pull down loft while I slept in the main bed. It’s such a nice small drive camper! Everything is so well […]

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The real Santa Claus

I’m snuggled deep in a comforter in the warmth of a little camper van parked beside a rushing river in Finland. It’s only 7pm. But we are all exhausted. … At least that’s a quick crappier version of an amazing intro sentence to a wonderfully long and detailed blog entry before it disappeared into the […]

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Cruise to Tallin

The kids and I got to the Tallink cruise port early, and as we sat watching the disembarking passengers it became quite apparent that many people use the ferry as an opportunity to buy their legal import limit of booze.  People were carrying cases and cases of the stuff stacked high in wheeled carts. The […]

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Suomenlimna 

The island we’ve stayed on is incredible.  There are fall leaves everywhere, beautiful lanes around old Russian apartments, and wild grassy hills with canons above and bunkers below.

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Helsinki

Avi puked all over his travel outfit a half hour into the drive to Madrid. I had to move him up front and give him some Dramamine to avoid more vomit smell.  Luckily our hotel near the airport had a blow dryer, so I washed his pants really well in the sink,  rang them out […]

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