The end of the school year, brought many good-byes for Cole. The hardest was saying good-by to his good friend Kaarlo, whose family was from Finland. They were going "Finish", meaning going back to their home country for good. Cole and Kaarlo both play clarinet and also had many long hours of games of "Risk". I would definitely call them kindred spirits.
Loading onto the plane.
Taking off. . . . . They left with the invitation for our family to visit them in Finland, and even promised to take us to St. Petersburg in Russia.