Jet Lag

I’m having the worst jet lag ever. I’ve been in Finland since Monday, and I think I am still far away from my normal energy level. Or then I’m just getting old, because it didn’t use to be this hard, did it? Though I’m excited, the thought of starting a new job on Monday, and waking up to work at 8 AM EVERYDAY, feels almost absurd. 😀 Well, I will hopefully get there after a peaceful weekend.

The heat in California and Miami feels also like it was forever ago, I need a winter jacket and gloves! Fortunately there’s all the pictures that I can watch and get the warm moments back at least for a second. And luckily I have my lap-warmer – my puppy Urho – here to keep me warm.

I still wouldn’t complain to get back in some of these moments and places again… I’ll try to upload more pictures when I’m not too tired to function.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach

Key West

Key West

Hollywood

Hollywood

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

San Francisco

San Francisco

Highway 1

Highway 1

 

Dreams Come True

I mentioned a while ago how I’m dreaming about a “bigger” trip for fall. And now, it is actually happening!!!

I was really struggling with the money issue — can I go, can’t I go, how do I live until the trip? But I think I’ve got it covered and why wait, when I can still travel young? Sure I have to cut down some expenses, make sacrifices from other things, but I’d rather see the world now, when I still have a body that works and eyes that actually see.

So here we go, to the United States in September! Is there a better way to end a summer? It’s my fourth visit to US ever, but I’m going to see lots of new places. First Miami and the Keys for few days, then flying out to LA and probably roadtripping up to San Fransisco and to Grand Canyon etc. And then I can digest everything new in safe and sound Minnesota. Ah, I’ve been looking forward to warm summer days, but now I almost wish it would be fall already! 🙂

Dreaming is just the best thing ever invented and even better when you can make those dreams come true… We seem to be quite a team in this travel-dreams-come-true-project with my friend K.  ❤

Dreaming Big

I haven’t been out of Finland since the small Stockholm-visit in the end of February. Boy, I’m starting to be rooted here! (If it’s possible in this icy, snow frosted land…)

I have no obligations in May since work starts in June, so I thought I could go somewhere nice, just here in Europe. But then I thought again, that maybe I could just save the money, and do something bigger and more spectacular next fall… Like a road trip in the country we all adore… USA! Okay, I know I won’t have the time or the money to drive across the whole country. But how about just a look-see trip with a pancake-mozzarella stick-cheesecake-coke-diet?

I already have the places to visit and flights picked out…

(Had to exceptionally borrow some pictures through Google search, hope no-one will mind!)

Now I just have to make it happen! Are you with me, K? 😉