Celia and I will leave Seattle on August 10 early in the morning and fly to St Petersburg with stops in Chicago and Helsinki. We will tour St Petersburg for two days. One day Celia will spend at the Peterhof Palace and I will go to Pushkin, the present day name of the Czars’ summer palaces. We will see other sites in St Petersburg including the Church of the Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress and St Isaac’s Cathedral. We will be staying at the Hotel Rossi.