Today we travelled to Kemi and Tornio, near the Swedish border. On the way we stopped at a cool rest area called Marihelmi on the Gulf of Bothnia.
In Kemi we met our host families at the Hotel Merihovi for a light lunch, where some of us learned a valuable lesson: the brown sauce next the the potatoes in a buffet is “gravy,” not soup 😉
We spent the afternoon settling into our new homes for the week. The girls are staying in Kemi while Chuck and Steve are staying in Tornio. The two towns are about 20 minutes apart.
In the evening we gave our first presentation to four (!) clubs at the Tornio City Hotel. Here we are with Tornio Club President Seppo Valtanen.