meeting my Finnish penpal | part 2

Day 1 of meeting my Finnish penpal here

After meeting Selja and Marko, we spent the next day together exploring the coast near the Cape Florida light house and going to Calle Ocho in Miami, Florida.

It was amazing to see how Selja’s personality was in person and even funnier to meet someone who is possibly more animal obsessed than I am.  We are still trying to convince Selja to make a blog of her own, but until then, you’re welcome to look at her instagram of happy life anecdotes and beautiful shoes and purses!

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Also, Selja + Marko brought us these amazing peppermints filled with a chocolate center?!  We were slow to them at first, but now we have been fighting over the last few ones in the box.  Also, it was very silly because I forgot to take a photo of us together, but I have a feeling there is definitely going to be a next time! ♥

It was really a once in a life time experience to meet Selja and Markos and spend Labor Day weekend with them (yes, I am very behind!). They were very charming, humorous, and really a lovely couple inside and out. We haven’t been on a road trip with anyone our age since shortly after we were married and it was really such a fun experience! The conversations were so interesting and their accents were very beautiful.

Have you ever met a penpal or online friend after years of contact?

  • Wow. This is so wonderful! It sounds like a perfect trip.

    • It was a great trip and a nice memory since it is now getting cold here in Georgia 😉 !

      • Elizabeth O

        What a wonderful set of photos are a great outing. Great event to share!

        • Elizabeth O

          Okay, let’s try again. I meant to write: What a wonderful set of photos from a great outing. The photos were charming and fun and it was a great event to share. 🙂

        • Thanks Elizabeth!