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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESOur bags are all packed up.  The rest of the stuff is put away in storage.  We have 12 suitcases, six carry-on bags and a few “personal” items.  Tomorrow morning we’ll be loading up Pappy’s van, and driving up to NYC to JFK airport for our journey to Finland.

I feel pretty good right now.  I’m also in a bit of disbelief that it’s really going to happen.  Have you ever been focused on something for two years?  That’s how long I’ve been thinking and doing things for this trip.  Two years ago is when I learned about studying in Finland.  After many conversations, lots of paperwork, buying stuff, getting rid of stuff, moving, packing, and who knows what else, it’s finally here.

Beyond the disbelief of the reality of it all, I’m also thrilled that we are going.  We leave for the unexpected and unknown and I have nothing but a big smile on my face.

Not sure if I’ll have a chance to post anything before we get to Finland.  If not, I’ll post on Friday when I find internet access.