Yearly Archives: 2013

Baltic Cruise Summary

Our Baltic Serenade Cruise on the Oceania Marina ship is now complete.  To make it easier for you to peruse ourView full post »

Manhattan Beach Marathon

OK, it’s not quite a marathon but it seemed like one at the time.  This morning, we woke up at the Belamar HotelView full post »

In Heaven on our 747!

We enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Grand Hotel before catching a cab to the Arlanda Airport, about 25 minutes outsideView full post »

Awesome Archipelago Adventure

We disembarked the Marina at 9:00 am and caught a taxi to the Stockholm Grand Hotel.  Margaret had been to the GrandView full post »

Vasa-lating in Stockholm

This morning we woke up just as the ship was traversing through the dramatic entrance into Stockholm.  Passing Vaxholm,View full post »

Fogged in — in Finland

We arrived in Helsinki Finland this morning and departed immediately for a brief bus ride to a dock area where weView full post »

Leaving St. Petersburg: Been There Done That

Having decided to not to the Hermitage museum tour a couple days ago we were able to take it easy out last day in StView full post »

The Inkredible Kremlin

Today we were up early (5:00 am) for our 5:45 am departure for Moscow.  It was made more challenging by the fact thatView full post »

Persuing Rasputin in Yusupov Palace

That title is a mouthful if you say it 10 times real fast!  It turns out that we have been in two St.View full post »