Wednesday, March 18, 2015
My Alphabe-Thursday (5th), the letter "R" — Some places I've be,en starting with "R"
Russia -- been there twice
- States: (I've been to all 50)
Rhode Island -- such an interesting state. I like Providence and the seeing of the first Baptist Church in America. It and a new religion were founded by Roger Williams. We studied that and him in our high school history class.
- Large Cities over 100,000 population I've liked:
- United States: (larger to smaller)
Riverside, California -- where Chuck Swindoll the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California hung out until he moved to Colorado.
Rochester, New York -- went in passing on the way when moving to New Hampshire.
Rouen, France -- There we visited the Church of St. Joan of Arc. It was also on our way driving from Paris other times, to Etratat, to Mt. St. Michael, to Normandy, to Honfleur, and to Bruges, Belguim.
So, I'll pick Russia. The first of the two times we were there was when we took a Viking River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The second time we stopped at St. Petersburg for a day trip while on a Princess Baltic Sea cruise.
To get to Russia on the river cruise we needed a Russian Visa. That was easy to get but it cost each of us over $100. This was necessary because, unlike some tours, we were free to wander around without a guide. Most stops along the waterway we did this as well as in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
We had a nice three days in Moscow, mostly on different tours although we did take advantage of one day's free time where we visited the Kremlin, Department Store, and other touristy places. Each night we returned to the ship which meant a nice breakfast and evening meal. Also we only had to unpack our suitcase once, at the ship.
Russia looks like a cool place to visit.
You two are so well traveled.
Have a fabulous day. My best to your both. ☺
I wondered what a Viking River Cruise would be like. I get mailings from them almost weekly!
Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol
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