Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Father's day to my Pop and Happy birthday to my Mom. Mom's birthday great was a little late (16 June), but our family has a 30 day window on that sort of thing!
It's wonderful to have my folks, they've always been such a big influence on my life.
Thanks to both of you!
Monday, June 13, 2011
A beautiful day brought the idea of a boat ride on the Moscow River. John, Jodi, Renee' and myself took a nice relaxing trip. The river ride is very popular and you do see sites from a different point of view. We had seat on the stern and enjoyed a couple of pivas (beer), took in the sites and rode the metro back. The most unusual thing we noticed was people actually swimming in the river. Not many but it's a nasty river.
I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Several of us here brought our golf clubs only to find that courses are very few and far between. Out of 3 known places we found two, one by the German Embassy that was a 9 hole and very pricey and a club called LeMeridien. The latter was about an hour from the embassy and not near as expensive at 3000 rubbles a round, about 110 USD. The course is nice, maybe equal to a $75.00 club in the States. It hosts a stop on the Euro Tour of some kind. Fairways we good, lined with water or trees. The greens were a bit rough and hard to figure out, but the snow has been gone for just a bit over a month.
We had 2 groups go out and a good time was had by all. This may be only a once or twice a summer thing, but at least I can say I played golf in Russia!
Check out the photos here.
Also posted some pictures of a Sunday stroll.....