Family Home Stay Rovaniemi


Our neighbor in Steamboat Essi is from Rovaniemi. She was a great help reaching out to friends for suggestions on what we should see and do while visiting Finland. Even better than that assistance was the offer to stay with her parents. How cool is that! The only challenge is that her Mom (Leena) doesn’t speak any English and her…

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Lapland SnowVillage outside of Kittilä


You know how some of those things you see on the internet look like amazing experiences and you jump on board before thinking it through? Yeah, this was one of those. On paper an Snow/Ice village sounds really fun. In reality it is fucking cold. I know, that is pretty obvious. We arrived at the SnowVillage around 2:00pm and were…

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Korouoma Gorge Frozen Waterfall Hike


The Korouoma gorge was formed over a million years ago and in the winter a chain of fourteen frozen waterfall form. It is an easy drive from Posio, about thirty minutes. Probably about 90 minutes from Rovaniemi, if you are coming from that direction. Directions, this is the road to take to the trail head: Saukkovaarantie, 97815 Posio, Finland From…

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Map of N241VP Trips in 2021


Total flight time was 169.0 hours (309 days from first flight to NYE, just over 10 months of flying) All told I flew to 15 states; Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Missouri, and South Carolina Hard to tell exactly the number of miles flown but it is around 30,000.…

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Visiting beautiful North Carolina


Just about a year ago my childhood friend (and maker) Andrew came and spent 10 day helping me build N241VP. It was such a blast working together and it only seemed fair to make a visit out to his home in North Carolina. First, it is a haul to get there from Steamboat, so we opted to break the flight…

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Travail du jour


We have been big supporters of Travail for a number of years and it is hands down our favorite restaurant. We celebrated NYE 2020 there with our daughter and then…covid hit. This was our first time back since then and it was great to enjoy their wonderful food and see all the chefs back doing what they love to do.

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Snowy Muddy Rabbit Hike


Hiking with the OTHG group, we carpooled up to the small parking lot before loading up on clothes for the 28 degree start of the hike across the snow covered ground. Near the turn around the sun had done a pretty good job melting the snow and we were treated to very different views in the return hike.

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Checking Out Rabbits Ears Up Close and Personal


Having flown over Rabbitr Ears a number of times it was time to do it from the ground. The drive from Steamboat takes you to a parking lot at the trailhead to lead you up the mountain. The trail is actually a jeep trail and we did come across a couple driving down as we hiked up. It is a…

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