BY BUS AND TRAIN AND TROLLEY.....
WE HEADED TO DOWNTOWN HELSINKI
FOR PREPARATION DAY TODAY
With Kent and Barbara Michie (the new Temple Missionary Couple)
It was quite an overcast and foggy and drizzly day today but decided that is FINLAND and we just go anyway!! Such is life here!
As we headed out the gate we saw President Haikkola walking 'his' dog so we decided to take advantage of the FOTO OP! Kiitos President Haikkola. And a cute dog too.
The TORI.....all socked in with fog.
We walked over to the RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH across the street from the Tori....you can barely see it in the background....look really, really hard.
Barbara and I 'FOUND' spring today......we knew it was out there somewhere. And sure enough!
A little better picture of the RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH....still fogged in though.
This cute reindeer is outside the Russian/Finnish souvenir shop across from the BIG WHITE CHURCH.
We found out today that TOURIST SEASON officially began this week.....we actually heard the CRUISE SHIP WHISTLE blowing while we were having lunch at the TORI!! Fun.....
We did a little shopping in STOCKMAN'S DEPARTMENT STORE. The guys were tired and decided to 'have a seat' and wait it out! Good sports that they are....
Fun day today!