Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Note about Reading This Blog

My husband Rob and I went to Finland for two reasons: first, to visit my parents, who are serving as the first temple president and matron, and second, to revisit the country and places I'd come to know and love during the three years our family lived there while dad was mission president.

To follow the trip chronologically, start with what looks like the last post ("On our Way"). When you reach the bottom, click on "newer post" for the next one in the series.

Some posts build on one another and refer to previous events or terms, so if you plan to go through all couple dozen of them, I recommend doing so in the right order.

On the other hand, if you just want a general overview and a look at a few Finnish photos, then the order probably doesn't matter so much. (I couldn't remember the events properly or write about them backwards, so you're stuck with this format.)

Another note: For the handful of people out there who read (and remember) my second novel, At the Water's Edge, several posts include references to it and pictures of locations significant to the book, including the "Elephant Rock" and my old school. They're all labeled, so if you're interested in seeing just those ones, you can pull them up specifically.

Thanks for dropping by! Leave a comment or two so I know you've been here.

8 comments:

Lyon Pride said...

So cool!

Julie Wright said...

I know this had to have taken hours to put together so my simple little comment cannot make up for what you did, but I loved getting to go on vacation with you. Thanks so much!

Josi said...

Wow, that is awesome. I had no idea it was so beautiful there. Thanks for the time that went into this.

Cheryl said...

I loved this blog! All of those pictures gave me the desire to visit Finland myself, now. I'm a sucker for beautiful old buildings and cemetaries. :)

What a great trip! I'm so glad you were able to go back and re-visit all your memories. Thank you for sharing it!

Jami said...

It will be like my own little Finnish vacation without the chocolate. :)

dalene said...

Shane was telling me about this, so I thought I'd come check it out. This makes me so homesick for Finland and I was only there for 10 days. Lovely. Thank you!

Tamara said...

Well, I just asked the question to your comment on my blog. Then I found this blog and know I now. Your pictures are beautiful and do indeed make me want to visit.

Steve said...

I'm so glad you posted that remark to FB and gave the link to your blog about your trip. It was great to see and read of the places you went to, including a few I also was able to visit while in Helsinki. I spent most of my mission up north, but this was a great trip down memory lane for me.