Lulu's Ramblings

JUNE

We are off! First Impressions The way to work Downtown Helsinki I feel a bug coming on Midsummer Festival A day of walking Still sick Medicine and Soccer Second Impressions More sightseeing downtown Trip to Porvo Playing Tennis

JULY

New Digs Community Garden Fourth of July Finnish Allotments Chilly Day Downtown Market and More Ikea and Pole Vaulting Suomenlinna Tennis and Gymnastics Gymnaestrada Sightseeing before our trip Taking the ferry to Russia Leningrad no more St Petersburg Vodka and Knishes Coming home Going to the movies A Tennis Tournament Day trip to Turku Cloudy day in Helsinki Cindy arrives Off to Stockholm

AUGUST

The Swedish Capital Lots of Royalty Sightseeing with Cindy More tennis and more Suomenlinna Biking to the North Making a Giant and other stuff Outing with Outi Tallinn Garden Party Tennis at Suomenlinna Going to Denmark Perfect Weather for Biking Copenhagen Art Back Home Again Night of the Arts A cousin visits The week in review MORE Tennis at Suomenlinna Going to Prague The capital of the Czech Republic City of Music Back in Helsinki

SEPTEMBER

Moving Day I Am So Forgetful David Arrives Biking, Dinner, and Jazz Fast Cars and Booze Baseball and The Battle of Helsinki Off to Tallin Again Our last full day in Finland Goodby Helsinki, Hello Barcelona Rain and Fun Bad start, good ending Mediterranean Cruise Marseille, France Florence and Pisa Civitavecchia, Italy Day at sea Kotor, Montenegro Relaxing Athens Sunday at the Beach From Athens to Budapest Budapest Trams, Prisons, and Escape Rooms Back in Barcelona Tour Bus Ride Back in Roswell