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The iron butt ride...

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Today I returned from Lapland. 1100 kilometres by car - alone. I think someone should give me the iron butt award. Doing this journey in the summertime is nothing. Today somebody had ordered the weather of my life. For the first 200 kilometres, the snowstorm had covered the ground with soft new white snow. I couldn't see the road but just the flying snowflakes in the storm wind. Sometimes there was so much snow on the road that it came over the hood and covered the windshield. That was exciting! 

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Only I was crazy enough to be there testing the limits of my 4-wheel-drive. This snow truck drove in the opposite direction. It didn't help me at all. And the wind covered the road with snow almost immediately.

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Welcome to Lapland to the road of northern lights...

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suukko4
Apr. 7th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
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congratulations! an award well earned ; )

it doesn't look like such a fun ride to me! I hate snow even if it does look beautiful.
korpun
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Jeez, thanks!
mummon_tohveli
Apr. 7th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Whoa, you definitely earned that award. Kudos for managing to drive through that. Did you have a nice time?
annelaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
Hi, I just wanted to say that I love your icon ! :)
mummon_tohveli
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Kiitos! I love Starbucks, and I'm using this icon with the permission of the deviantart artist who made the original drawing. Pleased to hear you like it, too. =)
annelaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
The closest Starbucks from where I live is, if memory serves, a few hundred km...
When I get my hands on one, I just can't get enough ! lol
korpun
Apr. 7th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
We DON'T have Starbucks in Finland at all :(

By the way, I visited one Starbucks in Borneo place called Kota Kinabalu.
annelaure
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:26 am (UTC)
Starbucks can be found in weird places... why not Toulouse? *cries*
mummon_tohveli
Apr. 8th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Oh, lucky you!
We don't have Starbucks here at all. I wish they'd come to Finland. ♥
annelaure
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
Well I certainly won't drive several hours to find a Starbucks.. I usually wait till I go on holidays in a place where there is one..
mummon_tohveli
Apr. 8th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
So do I. Whereabouts do you live, if I may ask?
annelaure
Apr. 8th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
You may :)
I live in the south west of France, in a city called Toulouse.
There are two cities in the whole country with Starbucks. One is the capital, Paris (about 700 km), and the other one (where they have opened a starbucks quite recently) is Lyon. More or less 6 hours drive with breaking a few speed limits...
korpun
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Well earned award indeed! No, I had a GREAT time :)

Edited at 2008-04-07 05:16 pm (UTC)
annelaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
Wow, this is such a journey I would have loved to make with someone....
I'm glad it turned out ok, and you took pictures ! w00t ! :D
korpun
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Always pictures in my mind...
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