Work with my colleagues in Pushchino, Russia continues and Andrey has
some very nice data derived from our studies of reentrant arrhythmias,
spiral core stability and use-dependent drugs. I left Charleston for
an 11:15 am flight on Friday, Nov 25. Surprise (travel to Russia is always
filled with surprises) - the flight did not exist - so Delta arranged for
me to fly to Laguardia Airport in New York and then a taxi to JFK. The
pleasant part of the surprise was that I arrived at JFK 2 hours before I
would have arrived by the usual schedule.
How I moved between Moscow and Home
The flight (DL 30) took a southern route, with fantastic tail winds. I used
my GPS to track the route and tail winds exceeded 100 mph! Here are the
tracks between JFK and Sheremet'evo (SVO). The northern track is the return
flight (DL 31) while the lower track is the path of DL 30.
We drove around the Moscow Ring Road to highway M2, and then directly
south to Pushchino, located on the banks of the river, Oka
Shown here are my tracks from the boundary of Pushchino, ITEB, the
Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, my flat (Ab-1) and
the flats of my friends.
Our Picnic in -25 C with snow
When I arrived - a picnic was planned for the next day (Sunday) - and as
you can see - it was cold and snowy (about -25 C)
Preparing Shashlik requires precision in piercing the meat
- then the science of really preparing shashlik - by fire is initiated
and a great seminar with Robert starts, and goes on and on and ...
Then, its necessary to wait a little bit - where smoke follows beauty
Shashlik, when properly prepared, must be taken with some additional liquid
Then finally, everyone can enjoy everything
Life at the Institute
First, the most important part of the laboratory equipment is a super-fast
samavar for preparing tea
Then there is Alexy, Sasha, Irena
Venya and Andrey
Life with Friends in Pushchino
This was Dima's birthday party
And a happy time with my swimming student, Sasha, his mom and babushka
(known as Momin'ka). Sasha has followed his father (RX3DMF) and is
now a radio operator (RX3DZP). And, of course, I (KB4GZ/RA3) had fun
operating from their kitchen radio
Valera's New Flat in Moscow
Valera's work is now in Moscow, so he has a moscow flat - and here is how
we drove to it. GPS is wonderful - even with towering buildings on all sides.
From the window, is a typical winter scene: snow, construction and more
flat buildings, family in the kitchen and another radio.
On Sunday morning, Dec 10, we drove from Valera's flat to Sheremet'evo
and said our last goodbye - do sledushchii raz
So here is our group - and, nu konechno -
click for Shashlik/Picnic 2002
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