In a car
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Start of our trip. We left from Rovaniemi with rental-RV already Saturday-evening, but I start writing here. We were suppose to drive to Kolmården (in Sweden) and distance to there from Rovaniemi is over thousand kilometres, but we made it and got there in schedule. My dad was only one with driving license so it was (actually whole trip was) a lot work for him. Me and my friend sitted on back of RV and tried to somehow kill time. Fortunately I thought about the times we were suppose to spend sitting in a car and I took with me two card games and one board game. Later I bought one other game from Kolmården. I also took with us lots of paper, pens, books and over 50 music cd's. But of course if you play whole day card games it gets a bit boring in some point.
We finally arrived to Kolmården when clock was already over midnight. It was raining and road was almost covered by frogs. I was sitting on front seat (my friend was sleeping in back) and I screamed my dad to not drive over the frogs. It was like slalom-road. :) Car bounced from side to side, but I think that none of the frogs did die. We parked RV on parking place of Kolmården Zoo and slept couple hours there.
About the RV: It was big, but a bit narrow. There were table with two two-seated benches, kitchen (fridge, range, small oven), three beds (one bunk bed), and bathroom (which included toilet and shower). I packed my things on one big bag and keeped it on my bed so it didn't take much out of the small space we had to use. Things we used daily where placed on the seats around table so that there were just enough place to us to sit. My friend had some strange fear of the toilet and she didn't use it. She always waited for a gas station though she had to really go to toilet. I didn't really get idea of that... RV's toilet was really small, but it was much cleaner than toilets on gas stations. Well, she didn't wet her pants so I'm not gonna complain about it. :D