Travel in Russia: Are you a Spy? and Other Thoughts… (Part 5)

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I know that I have bored you enough with the village, but the village is were my heart is and the village is were life is at its best. So I will talk about the trip home and then I will end this chapter of boredom…

Russia is deep in my soul now and leaving this place would devastate me. I have heard over the years that people from other countries fall in love with Russia and it is a good thing that everyone does not come to Russia, because everyone would stay. I know that is not true, but for a few of us who have taken the step into Russia, many fall in love and never can leave. I love and cherish the freedom that I have found in Russia and would not ever want to loose that freedom again, as I lost it in America…

It was hard to leave the village and Boza tried to hide as he knew that we were leaving. I guess he wanted us to forget he was around and leave him there. For Boza found a girl dog that he just fell in love with and he had freedom in the village that he has nowhere else. I could not blame him and I wanted to hide with him, so I did not have to leave either…

As we said earlier in the articles. We came a different way home and that was to help the issue with the cops I call “Barney Fife.” I did not want to challenge the “Are You A Spy?” part of the trip. Coming home was smooth and no problems. We use Yandex Navigator on my Galaxy Note and it talked us through the trip all the way home. It took us around the traffic jams and took us on roads that we never knew existed and they let us see all kinds of new territory. mainly farmland and more farmland. Being that we have two fuels to burn, running out was not an issue, but we still found a great station that had both benzine and Gaz and we filled up to the brim. Excess is the best motto in Russia…

I was able to study the Russian farms very good this trip back. A perfect example is this: We stopped to eat and pulled into a field on the side of the highway. No fences are on any fields we come to and this was no exception. The field was nothing but pure clover and Boza ran, ran and ran. We had some bologna, bread, mayo, cheese, water and some fake Kvas (No alcohol). This is common for Russian to eat on the side of the road as you travel and I have taken the ways of the Russians. We spread everything on the hood and ate a great meal. I was looking around as we ate and noticed that farm buildings were scattered all around and about a hundred head of cattle were sleeping in the fields. These cattle are left to run loose by even a busy highway and never a fence. Can you imagine in the western world this being this way now?

One point on our trip home, I saw a field that had (I counted) 24 –  John Deere Tractors plowing it, all in a horizontal row. Brand new tractors and this field was huge. I mean, we went kilometers before the next field started. They had seeders ready to go and they also had a huge fuel truck to keep the tractors going. Russia is becoming a farmers paradise and do not listen to what you are being told in the west. Russia is becoming a agriculture powerhouse, for Russia sees that the world has to have food…

So going home there was no “Barney’s” and no issues. We passed broken down new car after new car. We watched wreck after wreck being cleaned up. We watched car after car being towed after they passed us at 250 kilo per hour and then breaking down. But our old Volga (Knock on wood!) just kept plucking along. She ran like a top after the new carb was installed and she only used half a litter of oil the whole trip. We traveled about 1200 kilometers this trip and never an issue. We are getting the car ready to take a long trip to North Russia and we want to see Sveta’s friend up there. (Deer Meat)

Now that we are home safe and sound, it is time to get the rear axle and new transmission with more gears, changed on Sammy and I think it is time to replace all the radiator hoses. That sound like fun too me… 🙂

Hope the ride (story) was good as you read it and all I can really say is that it is Sveta’s and my ride and to us it is perfect…

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This is “Sunrise To Freedom” our Russian Village….

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