A quiet Sunday here in Chita for the two of us. On the mountains in the distance fresh snow fell overnight. Then some rain and warming temperatures made the snow retreat and disappear by late afternoon. Speaking of late afternoon, here are three late-afternoon photos snapped from our balcony.

While Patti rested and relaxed at our flat, I went out to visit several local attractions I have been meaning to see.

The World War II Monument in Chita.

The next photo below gives some idea of the enormous size of the grounds behind the building.

Lenin Square.

Ah-h-h yes! Our lives here in Chita are really complete!


I snapped the above photos when Patti and I enjoyed the company of two Chita friends here at Subway. Our sandwiches were as good as they get.


That’s All for Today.

Patti and Cap


We have encountered some rain here in Chita. Rain, and I must add, some snow thrown in for good measure. With the temperature in the high 30’s, and rain to make the air very moist, couple that with a good wind, and you really have the feeling that winter is still here.

I want to show a few photos of the exterior of our building. I think that it is an attractive building.

Below are photos of the other side (‘Our’ side) of our building. Our flat is on the top floor, on the left side below, aka the penthouse.

Patti held my blaze yellow jacket in our window.

Detroit Tiger Tom left us a comment hoping that we are having fun and relaxing. I replied that satisfying and rewarding is more like it. Our pace borders on being hectic.

Today we attended a meeting with Olga our translator and then we three saw a few local attractions.

The below WWII vintage, Russian T-34 tank, was just a few steps from the location of our meeting.

Then we visited an incredible Museum of Local Lore.

You can see it is wet and rainy.

The museum is on several floors.

Below is a map of the Russian ‘state’ (Zabaykalsky Krai) that we are in and where the historical events in the museum took place.

History here goes back centuries.

Whew. A busy morning. Then a meeting. Visiting some local attractions.

“Patti and Olga, are you hungry?”

“How about a bite-to-eat”?

Chicken Caesar Salad for Patti. Greek Salad for Olga. Craft Burger for me.

Smiles and still standing ..

Patti and Cap