Spring is coming!

Trip Start Jan 18, 2006
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Trip End May 10, 2006


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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

finally, it is warming up! even last week, it was still in the -20's, but this week it has been highs of 0 and i am soooo relieved! i think that a long, DARK COLD winter is going to make spring even more magical than usual, although i fully expect there to still be snow on the ground when i leave in early may. that's okay though, because i bought cc skis yesterday, and tomorrow morning am going out on the kemijoki river to try them out. hopefully i don't get run over by a snowmobile, or someone who can actually cc ski.

speaking of skiing, i finally went snowboarding in finland this past weekend. we went to a small community run hill about an hour outside of rovaniemi, in the middle of nowhere, 20 international students stayed in the cottage on the hill, it was wonderful. warm temperatures, perfect snow conditions, and deep untouched powder lining all the runs made up for the fact that there were only 4 runs, all pretty similar (definitely green) off of the 1 t-bar lift. mmm 2 days on a t-bar, and i only fell and got dragged by my board once... ;)

i did find some jumps though and even "attempted" the halfpipe?! it was a great weekend. the nicest thing about a tiny hill vs mountains is you never lose anyone or wait for anyone, you just automatically are with everyone the whole time!

i am also taking breakdancing classes, which is highly amusing for everyone involved!

school is good, working hard, life is good, hyvää!
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