Daily Archives: December 24, 2018

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation, Day 8 (St Petersburg)

By | December 24, 2018

On Wednesday, August 22, the Furrs sailed into the grips of what had once been known as the Evil Empire: Russia. St Petersburg, Russia, to be exact. And I remember the first words I uttered as opened the stateroom curtains and looked blankly toward the shore: “That’s one tall building.” The Russian need to overcompensate for perceived inferiority… Read More »

What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 7 (Estonia)

By | December 24, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, was the seventh day of our vacation, and the fourth day of our nine-day Baltic Sea cruise. We would spend the next four days in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Finland, stopping off in Estonia’s capital Tallin, then spending two days in St. Petersburg, Russia, and then finishing with a day in Finland’s… Read More »