Intro to OUR Cager Adventure – to be con’t


When we get home I will put together a post showing all that we did while down in Arizona once Leslie’s course was finished.  First few days were business and then we had 4 days to explore.  Goal was to see the Grand Canyon as much as we could.  We drove, yes I mean drove our bikes are at home, over 1000 miles in 3 days.  It was HOT but fun. ALL PICS ARE CLICKABLE for HiRES

Here are a few sample pics we took while driving in our a/c cage! ;-)

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#177 Country to Visit our BLOG – Aland Islands Population: 5,259,250


 Background
Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its freedom and resist invasions by the Soviet Union – albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, the Finns made a remarkable transformation from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is now among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro system at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland’s modern welfare state are a high standard of education, equality promotion, and national social security system – currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy. Continue reading