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by Peter Moskos

September 5, 2011

Bon Voyage!

It's September 5th, 2011. Today happens to be my 40th birthday. But unrelated, my wife will soon be boarding the Queen Mary 2 in Brooklyn for an Atlantic Ocean crossing. We are packing our steamer trunks and hat boxes.

Here's our view and where we are.

I just learned that when my mother came to America in 1958, she was on the MS Berlin. I wonder if the QM2 will be anything like this?

I'm going to England for two months of work and research with the police. After that, the current plan is to work our way east, far east, on the Trans-Siberian Express (I hear Siberia is beautiful in, er, December). We probably won't be back until January, 2012.

I don't expect to post much at all while I'm gone. So until then, take care and stay safe.

If you know any must-see sights in say, Perm or Yekaterinburg, let me know.


Map Monkey said...

Wow, I'm very envious! Have a great time, and YOU both stay safe, too.

David said...


Have a great trip, the Trans-Siberian is on my bucket list, please post some "Dr. Zhivago" like pictures from your winter trip.

Travel safely,

mamacita said...

Be careful, and have a great trip. If you decide to post every now and then, I'll be here reading.

David said...


I sure hope you're far enough ahead of that storm your trip isn't too rough but I suspect that's not the case. Fair winds and following seas....

Bondsman 29229 said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy your trip!

ChristMotForbud said...

I too hope you have a good trip. But I’ve been playing “what’s wrong with this picture” for so long I can’t help but comment.

Are those guys dancing with their daughters or what? And since when does a trumpet player sit down when playing? I’ve never been a horn player, but I do know they have to huff and puff quite a bit, so sitting down doesn’t make for greatest lung capacity.

Sorry if I sound like a photo-analyst snob. :-)

Anonymous said...

"Perm-36" definitely.