can i just say how much i love the finnish summer cabin culture? well, we were reminded of this last night when we drove to my uncle's place, in the middle of nowhere in ristiina (where my mama grew up) and got to spend a fantastic night at the cabin with my cousins and uncle. we grilled, went boating in the lake for a little bit, swam, went to the sauna, and sat on the porch til late at night. it was amazing to hear nothing but the wind. a complete peace of mind. i love visiting that cabin - it has such many memories in it. i always remember how i used to go rowing with my grandma, and how we went through this tunnel that was on the way. we used to spend hours in the water with my cousins, and at least as much in the sauna.
it was an absolutely perfect night. i wish we could go back again before we leave! mmmmmmmm.