It was so nice having my brother, Ari in Finland with us! We don't get to see him very often because he lives in Michigan. And my boys LOVED playing with him every second.
I remembered going to these rocks the last time I was here, so we went again. It was a twenty minute walk there... right through the beautiful forest.
There are a couple of houses off the road, so this sign is cute right?
more ant hills!
At the end of the road, we started hiking up this huge rock.
Essi drove the car to take the little kids home after in case they were tired.
Adam is looking off into Russia.
At the top, we could climb down into these rocks.
Ari & Elliott
Elliott, Ari and Essi
The boys loved all the climbing.
Ari helping Elliott up- they were crazy!
I loved all the mini flowers- so cute.
|Elliott, Linc, Adam, Essi, Ari, Marketta & Jackie|
This is the stuff growing on all the rocks. It's always
strange to me when a plant makes a rock it's home.
Throwing things off the cliff.
About halfway up is a little hut. It says something like, "A gathering
place for the residents of Vaalimaa." Essi has come up with friends for
New Year's Eve in the snow to hang out and light fireworks.
more star of Finland flowers
I love the pine in the background!
Even Adam had to inspect this "carpet".
This tree looked so funny standing all alone.
Ari and Adam made lots of jokes about it.
Who needs a playhouse? These lookouts were super cool.
After the sunset around 11:30 PM- the sky is still blue.