St. Petersburg-overwhelming & its just the suburbs
Trip Start Jun 03, 2010
56Trip End Jul 02, 2010
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First off today was a very long day mostly in the suburbs of St. Petersburg and some of what we saw was amazing while some of what we saw was depressing.
We started our day with a quick sightseeing tour of downtown St. Petersburg. I saw the Hermitage for the first time; it was AMAZING and HUGE. We only passed the Hermitage but we get to visit it tomorrow, I am very excited. Anyhow we made a quick stop for a couple of photo ops and then it was out to the suburb of Peterhof.
Peterhof palace—Peter the Great loved fountains.
We weren't able to go inside the palace at Peterhof but it was huge on the outside. Instead of the palace we were able to visit the home where Peter the Great stayed while the palace was being built. His home was large for just one man and it was beautifully furnished.
While we were at Peterhof we stopped for some soft serve ice cream and it was to die for, Sam who did not want any took one lick of mine and that was the last I saw of it. It was probably unhealthy for me anyhow so Sam was really just looking out for me, yea right.
Overall our first morning in Russia was great and the weather cooperated even if it was a little cool the afternoon looks to warm up with lots of sunshine. So for now luv to all Ann, Sam, and Danielle