Is this fun? Or IS THIS FUN!
I am in Russian Siberia. No matter your take on Russian Siberia, it has got to include the concept that winter here is a great and a difficult challenge.
Do all of the local natives feel this way?
“Hello to you all up there in Alaska in the United States!”
“Over here in Russian Siberia we have REAL WINTER.“
And we enjoy our winters.
And we have fun in our winters.
“You think that I am making all of this up?”
“Including the above young lady’s cap and the display in the super market?”
“And the beautifully decorated trees and the Ice Slide?”
Today Mike and I took our very first bus ride here in Krasnoyarsk.
Our bus is the number 74. See it at the bottom? Nicely organized bus stop sign isn’t it? Times of operation and times between buses.
A nice bus stop in general.
We are ‘on the bus’. They look like us and we like them!
Patti do you remember the time in Calcutta when I screamed at you at the (literally) top-of-my-lungs : “Patti! GET ON THE BUS!”
Still on the bus. The red 22 behind Mike is the bus fare. 22 Russian Rubles (U.S.$0.33).
My Main Man Mike is a talker. And? People listen to what Mike has to say!
The young lady (I saw it with my very own eyes) gave her phone number to Mike!
I went to another meeting tonight. Below are street lights.
What was I thinking when I came over here? I was not thinking they had fancy street lights!
Mike and I went to a meeting location tonight that I have now been at several times. Thus it has become a friendly and very familiar place to me.
I ‘know’ the meeting room.
Look at, make a mental note in your-mind’s eye, of the Christmas Tree in the window in the above and below photos.
I’ve experienced some great meetings here .. Here in MY ROOM!
I want you to have the Christmas Tree in the window as a point of reference when you now look at the next photos below.
Why exactly is it that we don’t like change?
“Lord I don’t even recognize this room?”
“Well I do recognize the Christmas Tree in the window!”
“So I must really be IN MY ROOM! ”
“It sure feels odd in this room! “
I’ve seen great meetings, meetings that had a large attendance history over the span of a number of years, even over the span of a number of decades! Have to move their meeting location due to some reason or other (the rent gets drastically increased, buildings are sold, etc et al). And in a relatively short time, maybe as little as a month or so, the meeting ceases to exist BECAUSE of the change in chemistry of the meeting room!
Am I having a good time here in Russian Siberia? Am I having a good time here in Krasnoyarsk?
“Just follow the arrow Captain!”
Well what have we here?
Here in Krasnoyarsk, here in Russian Siberia.
Some one’s having fun here!
Here. Here in Krasnoyarsk. Here in Russian Siberia. Here in the winter. A lot of people seem to be having a lot of fun. I think that I’ll continue to celebrate winter with them.
Cap and My Dear Bemused Patti
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