Time to go back to Moscow… (Photos)

Last year I found two perfect tires for the front of the car. They cost about a 1000 rubles each and we finally got them put on. It is time to hit the road back to Moscow and I am getting the car ready for the trip. We then went to the Big Village and gathered what we would need for the trip and I have to say, “The Volga is running smooth as a new car!”

Due to a new engine before winter, we lost our propane usage, but we gained so much that it is incredible. Sammy the Volga is running like a top, she might be all rusty looking, but mechanically, she is in great shape. That is what counts…

The tire place is in a small village that I call, “The Church Village!”

The man who runs it is very nice, very thorough and does a good job. No sign, no idea it is there, you just find a phone number if you look and call to get help. This is the way it should be and the way it is in Russia. Inside his garage is all the modern equipment needed to work on a car. He only has a main mechanic about twice a week, but he himself does tires and such any day of the week…

I would like a shop like this, It would be busy, just as he is busy. We lucked out and he had time to change our tires to the new ones. They were balanced on a modern machine and Sammy runs down the highway smooth as silk now…

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Everyone knows us all over the small villages and this guy said, “You have lost weight and look good!”

I have lost weight and yes I feel good, maybe not looking good. For a bear is just a bear, but feeling good is looking good to me…

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The rest of the images are of a walk that Boza and Svetochka took…

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Time to head home, will be a few days and I will write again. Got to get packed today and tomorrow morning we will take off super early. Then once in Moscow, I will rest a day and then off to Europe. I will be taking a train, as I do almost 90% of the time and will do my necessary business and get back home. Then, Svetochka and I have to take Boza to the doctor for his eyes and full checkup, I need to have my teeth cleaned and checked, we have to go to a few big stores to gather special supplies and then it will be back to the Tiny Russian Village. A few weeks in Moscow, a week to travel and by the end of April, be back to start the garden…

Vova is sad. He hopes I come home. It is an issue with crossing the borders as an American and I stay calm and quiet. Trains are the best, jets are international, trains are simply country to country border crossings. Flying is terrible when crossing into the western world. Flying in the eastern world is a whole bunch better and safer from governments and idiots…

Adventure time is coming…

WtR


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