Our trip to Russia

For those of you who know us, every year we alternate picking a place to surprise the other for our Anniversary with John taking on the milestone Anniversaries (5,10,15, etc.). Last year John picked Louisville, KY for ball room dance lessons, and was all set for doing the big 30th anniversary when both kids convinced him to let Mary Ellen take over. Take over she did and with wonderful results. We spent 10 days in Russia, starting out in Moscow and ending up in St. Petersburg with an amazing tour with a private tour guide and driver all run by Exeter International. Mary Ellen managed to use up quite a few of the Frequent Flyer miles laying around to get round trip First Class tickets on British Airways.

Although there was some concern about going to Russia in this time of turmoil, the result was one of the more spectacular and memorable vacations we have taken.