My Russian Gal Smiles: Even as I bury the Volga in Mud…

Sveta looks at life as just a wonderful excursion and she smiles no matter how stupid I am. This is what I am thinking over a cup of wonderful coffee in the village. Yesterday we had to gather some help and get our Volga pulled out of a mud-bath that I let her play in. We almost made it and about one more meter and we would have been home clear. I made a tactical error and took the right side, instead of the left side of the road and the right side was semi-quicksand…

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This is a typical Russian road in the village areas and now you understand why we are going to have a special rear-end put under Sammy the Volga. A cone type limited slip differential. That way we can get around better, even though a pack mule would have issues in this stuff…

We finally found a guy in the village of ours that had a Land Cruiser and he was after several attempts he was able to get us pulled out backwards down the hill. We tried forwards, but gravity was too much for the land Cruiser and it just dug itself a 4 wheel hole to settle in…

Sveta loves this picture and she said, “See how proud I am as I claim that I stuck our car in the mud! I am a proud girl!”

You know! I am thinking that I am a lucky guy! She never gets mad and looks at things like this as fun and a good time…

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