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WVBBA is making a video - professionally - and it is finally being filmed. Today was the day they got to me (I told them the drop-dead day for me to be included). I forgot to take my own photos! Crap! I did baked oatmeal (because it would hold its looks for filming - egg dishes deflate) with vanilla Greek yogurt on the side, ham in the slow cooker with maple syrup and thick apple slices, the fruit was dark cherry halves and chunks of peaches and watermelon, gingerbread muffins, Rwanda coffee, and the juices were OJ and mango nectar. Now to get the dishes done!A couple from town came over to be "the guests" at breakfast  and were also at the fire pit with goblets. He took shots of my adding the red raspberries to the top of the oatmeal and then all the breakfsat. I do not know what all he filmed. I stayed out of the way - told him I did NOT need to be in the pictures.

I got everything done this week - City Council Minutes, told the City Manager how to send the Agendas to the Media, met a friend for a pedi and lunch Friday, met with other friends for lunch Saturday, went to the Jones family reunion Sunday, and packed last night because of the filming today. Another friend came over to get the grapes on my arbor today also. 

My hairdresser is opening her shop early tomorrow just to give me a whack & a doo before I leave. Then a stop at the bank to cash my paycheck and I will be on the road! It will be hit & miss for me for the next month. Stay well, All.

Update: Started loading bags in car - oops, going to be late for hair. SHE was late getting there but got my whack & doo. Went back to the house - thankfully - to lock up my parts of the house. As I turned to pull the kitchen door shut to lock it, noticed my backpack was in the kitchen - NOT in the car! Plane ticket & rail pass plus clothes in that backpack. Have everything with me. At the hotel now. Great dinner with the General and his wife. Breakfst with grandson and then off to the airport. I'll Fly Away!

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Stockholm was great. Today we went to their island for a few hours this morning. This afternoon we discovered the home of Eliel Saarinen that is now a museum. There were 3 architects who formed a firm and built their homes near where my son lives. Their studio was there also.

One of them moved away and the other died, leaving Saarinen owning the entire property. One of the homes is now a restaurant & the other a conference center. It was awesome.

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yes fun!

 

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Ate a frozen ice cream cone yesterday. Was lucky enough to find a dentist working today with "super glue". (There was hard frozen chocolate in cone)

Today tried to book plane tickets to Stockholm & even though I TOLD them where I would be, the card got flagged. Doing battle with credit card company tomorrow!

Great trip so far.

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gillumhouse wrote:

Ate a frozen ice cream cone yesterday. Was lucky enough to find a dentist working today with "super glue". (There was hard frozen chocolate in cone)

Today tried to book plane tickets to Stockholm & even though I TOLD them where I would be, the card got flagged. Doing battle with credit card company tomorrow!

Great trip so far.

Card working again - overtime!!!!!

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The fun of travel. Glad you are enjoying. Did you have some cloudberries while in Sweden?

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Not yet. Have had cloudberry filled liquor candy though. Son brought me some. Had forgotten that until I saw them in a Fazer shop.

Back to Finland this afternoon.

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Ah the joy of travel!  Have a nice time...you certainly deserve it!

 

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    Have a wonderful time!  Enjoy your trip!  Give our greetings to all the innmates on that side of the pond!

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I'm late but have a wonderful trip! You deserve it!

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Don't do anything I wouldn't do.

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Mmmm, the Full English Breakfast! Love it!

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Stay safe and have a memorable time!  Make sure you take plenty of pictures.  

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Enjoy!!

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 Have a great adventure. You deserve it.

 

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Have a safe and wonderful trip!  Looking forward to updates when you can. 

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Have a wonderful trip! 

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Sounds like a good day filming! Enjoy your time away, we will miss you!❤️❤️

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Is it time for your adventure across the pond? Have fun!

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Yep I just need to remember to take the phone off forward in the morning. So excited I had a hard time getting to sleep last night. I have a tiny load of laundry going now - the tablecloth was mess up and decided to toss in what I wore today. Tomorrow i will wear decent but not take-along clothes that I will leave in the car Wednesday morning. Grandson #1 is coming over to the hotel and we will have breakfast together before I go to the airport. This time Thursday I will be at my son's house.

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Travel safe, have fun

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