Russia the beautiful!

1st picture- typical Russian byway.

2nd- road to our Village!

3rd- Village house that my Wife and I stay at, Her mother owns the house.

4th- Sunset at the Village (Sunrise to Freedom).

5th- The Village!


This is some of what I love about Russia. I was raised a country boy in America. It is just natural that I love the Russian country.

Now about the roads! I got to get me a 4×4 van, Russian made. Then I can make my own roads.


Life In A Village! Is it Too Crowded?

Picture of work being done to Monastery.

I just got back from The Village called, Sunrise to Freedom. As I drove home I thought about the 12 people that live there.

8 women and 4 men.

Now you would think that 12 people living in a Village, many km from society and road that only a mountain goat would love, would all live in peace and harmony.

Not so! There are two ladies that I call goat ladies,(they have goats). One lady is cow lady. (yes she has a Cow!) There is Well guy, (he operates the pump for the water). There is Orange car guy, (Yes orange Car). There is a lady I call Garden Lady ( great veggie garden). The rest of the people stay hidden. Most likely to stay out of trouble. 🙂

The two goat ladies where best friends for like 50 plus years, but now they wont talk to each other, something about grand kids fighting or something. But cow lady is friends with both goat ladies, so she has to be careful about who she converses out in the open with. Well guy loves anyone who has Vodka, So he wanders from home to home looking for vodka. Well guy agrees with all the ladies and likes everyone. Now we have a new comer to this community. (no not me).

We have a Pope as they call him in Russia. I call him Preacher Boy! He has decided to rebuild the Monastery. He has bought about 4 of the houses and brought in 6 to 8 workers. They live there now! What use to be a Monastery for women is now going to be for men only. So I guess you could say the Village is growing.

Preacher Boy, has brought several government officials and other people to his new found Monastery. He comes in about once a day for about 10 minutes. Then he blesses the world while talking on his cell phone and leaves, not to be seen until the next day. He also drives an new Audi. Preacher Boy is doing very well for himself.

So I say 12 people that live there all their lives and now about 8 that live there part time. 15 people that visit couple times of the year. A Pope who visits daily, now and one Cow!

Oh, yes! One American who goes and visits. 🙂

Then my Wife said, “This place is too crowded”

She is Right!!!!!!!