Monthly Archives: July 2011

How many ways to Prague?


July 17: Did we start something when we left the group and ran with Klaus? It seems that everyone is ready to find their own way. Today we started with the group-minus Jerry. He wanted to get a photo with … Continue reading

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We leave the group


July 13-16:  Wednesday we arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania, a really old, beautiful city. Our friends, Klaus and Maja VonDeylen, from Germany, surprised us. They were sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for us. Initially they had planned to join us … Continue reading

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Borders and Bureaucracy


July 12:  Today we did not have a lot of miles to cover, but we did have a border to cross and honestly we always have to plan for some car problem. Today it was Clay. Just 2km from the border … Continue reading

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Stuck Times 5!


July 11: Today we left Moscow. It didn’t go smoothly. As starters, we didn’t meet up with the Beetle club yesterday, they canceled. The group-or at least some of them had gone out of town and because of the road, (it … Continue reading

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What a day it has been!


July 8: I think this was the best day so far. At least since Beijing. We started out today for Nizhny Novgorod with a stop at an antique car and motorcycle restoration shop. Our hope was to get a new headlight … Continue reading

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Black Out


 July 7: Just when you’re almost convinced that your 5 star hotel could be in any major US city, you return from lunch ( and a city tour), to find that the electricity is out. So, OK, this could happen … Continue reading

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A Happy Birthday Russian Style


July 5: Today is Jack Crabtree’s birthday. It is the big six-O. Jack is young at heart and the biggest tease in our group. He is never without his smile-OK, once when he was throwing up and, well, you don’t want … Continue reading

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