A good read, whether you subscribe to all of it or not. Give it a read and then give it some thought.
Today, we visited an island about 20 minutes from Helsinki harbor that was originally a military fortress built by the Swedish monarchy.
The history was amazing! The shores still had many of the rusty cannons, some of them still mounted on their turrets.
In additions to the aging military structures, it has also become a residential island for a few Finns.
Aside from a few sprinkles in the early afternoon, we continued to be blessed by sunny skies and wonderful temperatures.
We wrapped up our day with a delicious sausage dinner and then the exciting World Cup Final.
Just as from the heavens
the rain and snow come down
and do not return there
till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
giving seed to the one who sows
and bread to the one who eats,
so shall my word be
that goes forth from my mouth;
my word shall not return to me void,
but shall do my will,
achieving the end for which I sent it.”
We had a nice, albeit brief, visit to Estonia. Many thanks to our gracious host for allowing us to use her home while she was visiting southern Estonia.
We boarded a ferry boat mid-afternoon to travel north to Helsinki, where we were greeted by Dr. BVS, Ph.D’s “brother.” His exchange family has a beautiful home, which is only exceeded by their kindness and hospitality.
We even found “Celebrity Apprentice” on TV - on behalf of my countrymen, I apologize. It was far more interesting learning how Finnish baseball is played.
Today, we continue to fulfill our responsibilities as tourists by visiting Helsinki’s city center.