I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Thursday, 16 May 2019

MAY 16, 19 .. CHITA (ЧИТА), RUSSIAN SIBERIA. THE CATHEDRAL.

Patti and I are so fortunate to have friends here in Chita who care enough about us that they take us to view famous local attractions.

Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God


Standing in front of the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God..

Monument to Saint Alexander Nevsky

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Nevsky









Now we will visit the Cathedral.

First we will have a second look at the Cathedral as you see it from the Chita Railway Station.


Now we will see the Cathedral up close and personal.







We are now ready to enter the Cathedral.







In The Name of the Holy Father, Jesus the Son, and the Most Holy Spirit we give our praise and thanks.

Patti and Cap

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

MAY 15, 19 .. OUR TRANS-SIBERIAN TRAIN RIDE TO CHITA (ЧИТА), RUSSIAN SIBERIA.

I can see it now coming down the tracks ..

We were standing on Loading Platform Number 3, here at the Irkutsk, Russian Siberia railway station when, down the tracks, I could see our train to Chita arriving.






Our coach.


You can not see Patti, but she is waving to us from behind the center, tinted-glass window below.


Our first class coach (wagon) was number 12. 



Our train is heading for Vladivostok ( Владивосток )Russian Siberia.


Looking down the corridor outside of our cabin.


A look at our first class cabin.

As you can see, Patti and I were the only occupants in our cabin-for-two.



Lots of pillows and bedding along with towels for each of us.





With our ticket came a full dinner. You can see our menu in the below photo. We ordered dinner shortly after we were underway. We had a three hour time window for dinner. We opted to eat at 8pm. 


"Patti?"

"Yes Cap?"

"It is May the 14th and just look at the snow. You'd think that we are in Russian Siberia Patti!"







The snow continued to come down. 



We are now in the Lake Baikal area.







From time to time we would veer inland and away from Lake Baikal.





And we'd come back to Lake Baikal.




And then, Lake Baikal was past us.

Later in the afternoon, the sun came out to greet us.






Now for a few photos of the dining car. We spent a fair number of hours sitting in the dining car enjoying the views and the open and airy space.









And what did we enjoy in the dining car?






And then?

It was five o'clock in the morning and we were in Chita.

It was a fun, it was a great trip, and it was tiring at the same time.

Hugs from Patti and Smiles from Cap