And here’s Saturday’s update, actually posted on-time! I got up at about 8:00 Saturday morning, feeling completely hung over. Mental note, don’t get into drinking contests with Finns. They’re just plain better at it. We took a later train back to Helsinki and got settled into the hotel rooms by a little after noon. We then headed out to get some lunch. After that I skipped back to the hotel to do some school work. After a few games of cribbage we went out to tour the city. Helsinki is a very pretty town and the next time I go I’m going to bring a tripod and some black and white film. I saw so many shots that would have looked great in black and white.
Later on we found a souveneir store and went nuts buying shirts and other gifts, then got some directions to a Lapp restaurant named Ravintola Lappi and had some wonderful reindeer and a fantastic cheese plate for dessert. I can’t recommend it enough, the service was great, the food was outstanding.
After that it was back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep before all of the fun of flying home.