Well, it’s late and I’ve decided to not upload my final St. Petersburg post. Oh well. I think about the blog a lot, believe it or not, but each post takes a considerable amount of time to write (and to caption especially). Heads up: there’s 83 pictures in the next post!
But I’m writing this little post from the Finnish Lapland, about 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle! Cool (literally). It’s -9C here, but with the windchill it feels like -25C. That’s about -13F or, in other words, really cold. But it’s really beautiful up here. This is nature in its purest form. And everything is covered with snow! My first snowy Thanksgiving. I didn’t get to have any turkey today, but I did go snowshoeing!
I’ll talk more about it in a later post, but snowshoeing was definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. It was simply breathtaking, and it was really just perfect. I don’t really know how to explain it any better than that. It just felt right — snowshoeing in the Finnish Lapland! Why not?
Tomorrow morning, our exchange student group is going for a tour on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. And tomorrow night, I’m going horseback riding on an Icelandic horse for some more night sightseeing. Hopefully I’ll get a peek of the Northern Lights. But wow, what a way to spend some time in Lapland!
Well that’s it for now. I’ll put up the final St. Petersburg post up soon. But three posts in one night! It’s a Thanksgiving miracle.