Day 6 - Helsinki, Finland
Thursday, July 4, 2002: We spent our day in Helsinki shopping, since having an old-fashioned American picnic on our nation's birthday was not an option.
As we always do in bookstores in foreign countries, we searched for a Que book with Debbie's ex-husband's name in the credits as the acquisitions editor. It cracks us up that we can find his name in print around the world. Here's one of his books.
|Tom carries the spoils of our shopping, after a delicious fast food lunch at a hamburger chain we've never heard of.
|We stopped for beers at an outdoor cafe, and were the only ones remaining when it started to rain. Fortunately, we had just purchased an umbrella at our very favorite store, H&M, and didn't let the rain bother us. We lifted the umbrella briefly to take this shot of Debbie, Stockmann's department store and a very, uh, detailed statue of some men symbolizing something important, we're sure. This stop was the origin of the Bundlings Helsinki Rule: if you have time and the opportunity to have an outdoor beverage in a foreign country, do it.
We spent so much time shopping, we hardly remembered to photograph Helsinki. Here we are, leaving the harbor.
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