Jake’s birthday dawned cold and clear!
We enjoyed a city walk all through the downtown area with our favorites being the white Lutheran Church,
the markets at the harbor, the Christmas decorations everywhere
and the Rock. Church.
Finnish Art Museum, the Ateneum, that we visited-
Short on time we went back to Our Airbnb and packed up before seeing the Russian Orthodox Church
and the kids favorite- the Ellas Pools and Saunas!
After getting warmed up in the sauna we actually ventured into the pool that is simply steps into the Baltic Sea! So cold! I enjoyed the warm pool more but everyone else (minus Lily) loved the cold Baltic! After yummy avocado toast and carrot potato soup we headed down to the docks to board our cruise ship, The Anastasia, headed for St Petersburg! After exploring the boat we had Jakes birthday dessert at an Italian restaurant on board. We sure love the newest 17 year old in our family!!