Red Moon and gonna go to Big Village…

The moon is full this morning and red. It is a super moon as we call it. It is huge and right now unbelievably red. It was eerie this morning as I walked around the Tiny Russian Village. No flashlight needed and the world was a scary feeling red tint…

I can see how the ancient ones decided that moons like this have powers and such. I believe. 😉

Beautiful and the sky is clear, air is fresh and crisp. What a beautiful morning at 3 a.m…


Ordered two more tires and I will make a trip to the Big Village this morning to get the tires mounted. Sveta and I decided that we would get two more tires for the front of Sammy the Volga and make a complete set. The price was excellent and the quality is the best you can get…

Always an interesting experience in the Big Village. Tire hunting…

I have even created a new set of shackle lifts for the back leaf springs to get the weak springs back to original level. It never ends in having to keep ahead of future issues. The tires on the front are good, but one is leaking through the steel belts and it has to have a tube to keep it from going slowly flat. I am not comfortable running a tubeless radial with a tube. Even though that works and has been stable…

Sammy the Volga and I have been so smitten by the quality and traction of the new tires that we just have to have a full set. We are greedy that way…

I call it…

Putting Sammy back to ‘tank mode’; with All Terrain Mud and Snow tires all around. Gives her lots of ground clearance and I think this next week I will put the new shackles (if I deem needed) on her rear and give her even more lift. Ground clearance is the key in the Tiny Russian Village for survival of your vehicle…

WtR

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.