31.10.10 – One of the advantages of moving to Finland is that Max and Emma are now closer to some of their relatives. Some of their relatives! A little farther from their cousins in Cleveland, Ohio but way more closer to their cousins in Lahti, Finland.
Aatu and Eevi took the train from Lahti to Helsinki, by themselves, and Max and I met them in the morning at the train station. One of the many great things about Finland is that young kids can travel about safely. When I was in the states, if the kids disappeared down a different aisle in the grocery store, I would have an anxiety attack. Here, it’s not uncommon to see kids under the age of 10 roaming the streets or riding the trams by themselves. I’ll often ask Max or Emma to meet me downtown and it’s great to know they will be safe.
The three had a great Sunday playing with the cats, hanging out at Max’s school in the playground and carving pumpkins. Maybe the next trip will be Max heading up on his own to Lahti?
- Helluva-nice-place-sinki – Helsinki, Finland (travelpod.com)
- Go to Finland (harrys-travel.com)
- The journey begins – Oulu, Finland (travelpod.com)