Tuesday, October 17, 2006

photos from my tuonela trip



as some of you know, i have health issues that make it hard for me to drive a long distance. this bus rode like a dream.






i was pleasantly surprised to find that tuonela now has an internet cafe. and truly some of the best scones i've ever eaten.




unfortunately a couple of homicides occurred while i was in town. the tuonela press isn't online, so i scanned the front page.

13 comments:

M. G. Tarquini said...

A couple of homicides? While you were in town? From my research there haven't been any murders for 100 years since before your arrival in town and none since you left...

I hope you checked out the bakery run by the Sisters of Tuonela - Holy Cannoli - Take a left at Old Tuonela, then hang on with both hands. Tell 'em Lala sent you.

anne frasier said...

ah, that's what tuonela tourism would LIKE visitors to think. nobody wants to feel they can't walk alone after dark.

as far as the bakery goes -- i'll check it out!! i hear they've been baking bread made with holy water.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Oh the Sisters' bread is the best! The holy water adds a certain je ne sais quoi. Try the garlic herb. Get there early. It's especially popular when nights get longer.

Heather Harper said...

"From my research there haven't been any murders for 100 years since before your arrival in town and none since you left..."

Now I'm scared.

I just wanted to say that I love scones too...

Please don't kill me. ;)

jason evans said...

Isn't that bakery where the old tea shop used to be? That was such a shame when it closed. Now it's next to impossible to get a decent cup of tea in Tuonela.

Bill Cameron said...

On my day trip to Tuonela while I was in Wisconsin for B'Con, these high school kids kept encouraging me to stay. Apparently things really light up after dark. What were they talking about?

anne frasier said...

mindy, it's nice to know the good sisters are looking out for us. somebody has to!!

heather, LOL! thanks for stopping! i'm a scone freak!!

jason, next to impossible? it IS impossible.

anne frasier said...

bill, i'm so glad you didn't allow the sweet promise of a game of Twister to tempt you. wow. when they told you they needed some new blood, they really meant new blood.

angie said...

*Shakes head in disbelief*

Those darn writerly people. Always crackin' wise about the undead. Have a little respect, people! It ain't easy bein' a cheesy wannabe creature of the night. Just ask those poor misunderstood young folks - the ones who can't seem to afford shoe laces...

:o)

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Tami said...

:::shakes head::: You guys crack me up!

anne frasier said...

angie: hah!

tami: i'll do anything to distract myself from actual writing. :D

Jeff said...

Is it true the blood bank in Tuonela has its own private security guard? :)

anne frasier said...

jeff, that's true. unfortunately he was knocked out and the place was robbed just two nights ago!