EPIC Photo Trip 2020 - Day 4
Today I got up at 4 am and couldn’t get back to sleep; damn time change. I decided to not fight it once again and get up and pack. We are headed back to Helsinki to fly out Saturday for Rome. So, we loaded the car and headed south. Today wasn’t much of a photography day it was meant more for traveling, but we decided we were going to try and get some in anyways. We stopped at the Glass museum, but of course they are only open on the 25th this month; I want that kind of work schedule.
So, off we went. We finally made it to Helsinki and Cliff wanted to stop by some rapids they have there at an old electric plant. I love old stuff so I was definitely down. Well I thought Tampere was cold, and I was wrong. This place had the most freezing cold windy I almost stayed in the car. This was the fastest location shoot in history. After knocking off the phalanges we lost from frost bite we decided to go get something to eat. We landed on a place called Classic Pizza; ya not so much. I love pizza and I know the debate of whether pineapple belongs on there or not, but I think we can all agree that blue cheese, tuna fish and reindeer meat doesn’t.
After lunch we checked into the hotel and headed up for a nap. So, one thing I have always known about Europe is that things are just smaller here; I always forget but get quickly reminded. Well have you ever slept on a Tampax pad? Well Cliff and I each had one at this Hilton. And of course they were 3 feet off the floor so falling was not an option. I have never slept so still in my entire life.
After our 1-hour nap we had to go drop the car off; the Fins are a very trusting people. You drive up toss your keys in slot in an empty van and that’s it. Of course we had to walk through the entire airport to make it back to our room. After visiting with one of Cliff’s old foreign exchange students; Jerry (very Finnish name). We headed off to bed. It was only 7pm, but we had to be up by 2 am so we decided it was time for bed; plus it was 8 am California time which means we should have still been sleeping anyways.
Tomorrow we are headed to Rome and I am extremely excited about it. Thanks for sticking with my trip. The last leg of it will have many many photos to view so I hope you come back.