St. Petersburg: Day Two

St. Petersburg: Day Two

Anna and Slava were ready for us right on time at 8:30 am (and I wore pair of shoes number two) the next day. No rainfall but definitely dark clouds scuttling across the sky, pushed by a wind that grew … (read more)

St. Petersburg: Day One

St. Petersburg: Day One

Summary (both days): High temperatures of 58ยบ F; threatening rain clouds both days. Breezy the first day, downright windy the second (reports of “hurricane-level” gusts outside the city; trees are blown over). Walked 3.65 miles (9,119 steps) first day, 3.97 … (read more)

On board..and happy to be here!

On board..and happy to be here!

I’m smiling. I know, you can’t tell, but I am. Mom and I are on board the Star and I can tell you the long flight getting here was definitely worth it. Not that the sea is sparkling (it’s not, … (read more)

Where we’re headed–and planned port activities

Where we’re headed–and planned port activities

Mom told me she had always wanted to see fjords. She’d heard about fjords in Norway, in Alaska and along the South American coast. She was kinda partial to Norway. The “Viking Homelands” itinerary was a Goldilocks discovery: “just right” … (read more)