Sunday, 28 July 2013

Lake House Vacation in Finland

Our very dear friends invited us to join them on their summer holiday at a lake house they rented in Suklava, Finland.

Housemates included a very pregnant gal (due in July), her husband, their 2-1/2 year old boy and her mother.

During our visit the little guy was being potty-trained and his Mom was sporadically dealing with contractions.

Which might sound like a recipe for disaster as we were all living under one roof and sharing a single bathroom.

But instead it was great fun, everyone got along fabulously and we couldn't have asked for a better time.

Lots of squeals as the little guy got tossed higher...
.... and higher in the air!

No need to get out of the water,
just lift your glass and champagne was poured!

We were very far from the closest neighbor which provided
privacy for skinny-dipping and communing with nature.

There was perch to catch.

And a boat to go fishing.

Checking out the little swimmers.

After expert instruction, I pushed a worm (only half a worm
is used, by the way, ewwwww) onto my hook and caught one
perch after another, while standing at the end of the dock.

Catch of the Day!

Found sparklers in the house. We lit them and ran down
 the dock twirling them in the air on the 4th of July!

Holiday dessert table.

No blueberries at the market, so our flag cake consisted of six gummy
people representing us, the 'stars'. And strawberries for the 'stripes'.

Approaching midnight on the lake...long summer days in Finland.

And this is my favorite picture, regardless of the poor lighting.

It is a family hug.

And we felt like we were right in the middle of this embrace during our entire visit.


(Cheers in Finnish)

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