In-Depth Thoughts from The Girl
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If you are living in or nearby Amsterdam, and want to join Ray and I for this Saturday’s Santa Run, be sure to follow this link to the Facebook event page! It’s free, it’s for fun, and simply running a few loops of Vondelpark dressed in your favorite goofy holiday attire. We hope to see you there!
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Hey there, or should I say… “Brrrrrr”. The DCR Newsletter HQ is way up here in Rovaniemi, Finland! Now, some of you might be wondering “WHERE?”, so I’ll save you the trouble of google mapping just where we are and give you the map below.
Okay, so now that you know where we are, you might be wondering “WHYYYY?”.
Well, obviously we are on a mission to find Santa! We were invited by friends to join them on a winter adventure to the North, and knowing Ray and I, how could we say no?
So far we have found Polar Bears, Moose, Reindeer, Snowy Owls, Alaskan Huskies, Elfs, the Arctic Circle, the joy of sledding, and of course, good ol’ Saint Nick! The girls were much less impressed with the Man with the big white beard as they were their first sledding ride, but you probably know that already as you obviously follow me on Instagram for the insiders know all. No? Oh well.
Another plus to this snowy adventure is, our friends we are traveling with have two kiddos the same age as our peanuts. So they have been having a blast running around after each other. Even us adults have been out running around too. I get to say I have had the pleasure to off season run with a pro and Ironman 70.3 Champion. The boys played nice and let me set the pace! At -4 degrees and snowy, I think everyone was happy to just trudge along and enjoy the crisp frosty air.
With just one more day, and limited daylight hours left here in the North, I must get going! So much to do and so little time! I have to say, if you have kiddos anywhere from walking age and up, this town is a great place to come! Incredibly kid oriented and kid friendly. Kuddos to Finland!