Saturday, April 24, 2010
No One Ever Checks Up On Finland
We made it! Ha, I bet some of you didn't even know we were leaving... we just got our tickets issued 4 hours before our flight. The volcano scare seems to be mostly over as we didn't have any problems with our flights at all. Flew all through the night to Frankfurt and then to Helsinki. We're pretty tired, but at least we're in the same time zone as Jordan so our sleep patterns won't get messed up. Anyway, Matt doesn't have to work for a few days because they aren't ready to start up yet... I guess UOP thought it'd be cheaper to send us here to wait it out than fly us all the way back to the states and then here. I was pretty impressed with their foresight. Doesn't happen often, but when it does, they really shine. We haven't done anything much yet... after we checked into the hotel, we made a beeline to the nearest H&M (there are several) for some jackets and long-sleeved shirts. Sadly, we don't get to expense them... good thing they were on sale. They had all their swimsuits out and people were buying dresses and shorts... it's 40 degrees, you guys. Who swims in Finland? Anyway, we're meeting up with Beth (the advisor Matt's replacing here) tonight for dinner and then are going sightseeing with her tomorrow before she leaves Monday. Should be legen (wait for it) dary.