We've had fabulous weather here this week, and have spent a few days at the summer house (it belongs to Stefan's parents and it's a 10 minute drive from our place so, when we go, we're there for several hours and then go back home to sleep). I have been forgetting to take my camera, but I'll share some I took there last week:
Mattias and Sam taking Pepsi out for a ride.
Sofia, enjoying some sunny weather.
Sofia, Joel and their cousin. This angle shows the view looking south. (the property is on a peninsula)
The property has 2 cabins - the red one and a new one that is visible in the trees to the left of the red one; it was just put up 2 weeks ago. I think I am facing east . . .
The kids swimming in the bay.
Joel, getting ready to go out on his boogie board.
The outskirts of St. Pete
Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.