It’s hard to believe our adventure is over! It’s been an amazing journey. After a stay at Kanttura, a unique wilderness lodge, we spent our last “official” night in Muhos sharing laughs and a few tears looking back on the past several weeks and all that we’ve learned, experienced and tasted!
Now after a few wonderful (and relaxing) days in Helsinki, we’ve all gone our separate ways. Missy left for home today, Chuck, Steve and Kat head home tomorrow and Tara is off to Norway for a few days with her parents. Mixed feelings for all – sad that it’s over, but very excited to come home to our families.
We would like to say one last time a huge “THANK YOU!” and “KIITOS!” to everyone who made this GSE experience one that none of us will ever forget. To District Governors Pekka Pietiläinen and Don Cavalier for putting the wheels in motion for a Group Study Exchange between D1400 and D5580; to Jill Zachary and all those at home (including our families and coworkers!) who helped us prepare for this trip of a lifetime; to Jorma Kinnunen, for organizing our fantastic itinerary here; to our host families, our drivers, the incredible people who took time to meet with us in every city and town we went to, and all those who made us feel welcome and honoured as guests – we raise a glass to you! Kippis!