We had a great time in Scandinavia with my parents, I had promised my Mother that someday we would get them over to Finland as they had heard so many stories about our experiences in the Land of the Midnight Sun over the 30 years that we have been visiting my old CU roommate Hans.
We were lucky enough to have been there nearly a month before they arrived, which gave us a definite edge those first few days as they battled jet lag and the pure physical effects of airline travel. The great news was that Hans sister Pia and her husband Jakob were still at the house, which made for incredible meals and 24 hour comic entertainment, no matter what time their internal clocks told them it was.
It was fun to finally show Mom and Dad this beautiful place, of course Finland as always made sure we all knew who was in control weather wise, it may have been 100 degrees back in Colorado but it definitely wasn't here.
The picture above is their welcome shots of "Terva" snappsi (pine tar schnaps) and the incredible fresh local strawberry layer cake that Pia put together.
The picture below was taken at 11:45 pm, almost midnight...who needs sleep?