2017 Year in Review

My soccer team in Las Vegas, Paula and Phil during a quick visit, Ando-san in Amsterdam, and Martin Schippers taking a break while on a business trip to Santa Clara
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Train trip to Reno and then sightseeing with Rick and Nitta
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Huey Lewis and the News at the Santa Clara Super Bowl Community Concert and Bob Dylan in Berkeley.
Family members found in Finland by chance
Finnish Cabin
My favorite AirBnB cabin in Finland and the host who gave me a ride in his horse drawn cart.
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Jarmo Itäniemi and his wife in front of famous church designed by Finnish architect, Alva Alto. And a very nice woman who works at the gift store. She gave me a book of Alto's work.
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House where Grandpa Niemi was born and the Niinikoski's who took me there. They also welcomed me into their families.
At the Niinikoski summer island home.
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The Tapaani Onkalos. Tapaani took me to Onkalo's Corner in Simo. We also have an Onkalo's corner in the Copper Country.
Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland
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Second cousin, Reijo Niinikoski took me to the Arctic Circle and to see the Midnight Sun
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The Reijo Niinikoskis at their summer home and some reindeer who rein free in Northern Finland.
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The Silent People exhibit in Suomussalmi and a sign warning the approach of the Russian border
The Valamo Monastery where I spent one night; and the Savonlinna Castle.
Family found by wondering through a Finnish cemetery while researching my roots.
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My good friends, the Perkkos, and other Komulainens I met at the Komulainen reunion.
My sister-in-law at her citizenship swearing in ceremony. Matt, Danny, Chris and Keven at Danny's party
Matt meeting the Big 50
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Adam on his visit. Here he is checking the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog
A trip to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
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A quick trip to Mammoth and the Sierras before Adam and Sarah return to Alaska.
My art events this year: Open Studios color and black and white postcards showing a sample of my work, an exhibit in San Jose, images published in the Santa Clara Review, the Santa Clara Farmers Market

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