Trip in November 2015 to visit my friend Jari in Finland. I booked this trip on miles with Delta almost a year out, 60,000 skymiles. The flights were Delta to Atlanta and then KLM from Atlanta to Amsterdam to Helsinki.
Jetlag got me really bad on this trip. We headed to Lapland after a few days to do some skiing and getting away. Unfortunately I tore my ACL and meniscus on my first trip down the hill and was in immense pain. They had to bring me down the mountain on a snowmobile.
Needless to say, the rest of the vacation was a bit low key. We drove around Helsinki but walking was out of the question for me.
Before landing in Amsterdam
Welcome to Helsinki
They have slot machines in convenience stores
Watching Jari's Son play Hockey
It was cold in Finland
Jari losing money
Me and the Aurora Igloo
Inside the igloos
Storm Chasers Finland
Pano of where I was injured
Me and a Russian MiG-21 Fishbed
Hartwall Arena in Helsinki
Hockey game in Finland
KHL HockeyKHL Hockey Game in Helsinki, Finland. Jokerit vs Ak Bars Kazan
Ben Holcomb is a Storm Chaser and IT Professional (in that order) that lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Ben works for an IT managed service provider as a Linux Engineer. He has observed over 200 tornadoes since 2007 and has appeared on most national and some international television news networks. Ben loves to travel and has been to all 50 states as well as 19 countries.