Just a quick note for you all, using the expensive internet here. We arrived successfully in St. Petersburg this afternoon and are getting ready for bed. We had Italian for dinner and tomorrow will do some sight-seeing before moving on to Novosibirsk.
Nothing major to report. St. Petersburg is a modern, ancient, and communist town all mixed up. Its bizarre.
Happy birthday Gabriel! We’re sorry we’re not able to be there! I hope Aunt Christine made a nice birthday treat for you!