The pandas, named Lumi and Pyry, arrived Finland in the beginning of this year. Yesterday we went to Ähtäri where they live. It was a long drive. Back and forth 704 km. The pandas were sleeping when we arrived. There was a lot of people. Everyone waiting for them to wake up. I heard a mom tell her two young daughters, who had got tired of waiting, to stop complaining. She said we will stay here and and wait for as long as it takes because we have paid a lot of money for this. Exactly what I had told my husband when he a few minutes earlier had wanted to give up waiting 😀 Then, suddenly, the other one, Pyry, woke and went out doors. Everyone hurried outdoors. Pyry knew there was hidden treats. He climbed the climbing frame up and down and found several of them. Aren’t you happy we stayed I asked my husband. Of course he said, I told you we shouldwait, didn’t I. Hah-hah-haa, so typical of him. I didn’t want to correct him and tell him which one of us said to wait 😉
This year the Raseborg’s outdoor Summer theater is playing the musical West Side Story from 28.6. – 5.8.2018. I think I was about 16-17 years old when I saw the movie. It was so different from other musicals. A few weeks ago it was on TV. Of course I had to watch it. Last week I read in the paper Raseborg’s Summer theater is playing it. We were there yesterday. Very nice and nostalgic.
For weeks we had been discussing whether to take the nostalgic steam train trip from Helsinki to Porvoo or maybe to go by car and make a stop to shoot a video clip and take photos at my childhood station Hinthaara/Hindhår. We decided to go by car. We made the stop in Hinthaara/Hindhår. Then went to Porvoo/Borgå to take some more photos of the train and also to visit the old town.
The traditional snow/ice-racing for old, vintage, museum age mopeds and motorbikes, arranged by Stadin Pärtsärit, was held in Helsinki at Tattarisuo go kart track yesterday. A perfect day for this kind of outdoor events. Sunshine, no wind, not too cold, only about minus 10 C.