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Week 4

The fourth week of our journey began in a decent hotel in Phoenix Arizona, where we were cordially invited to by our longtime German friend, Alex.

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Day 34


Our Ford is again in safe hands of the master-mechanic, Volodya Kostenko.


The most simple, typical lunch at Ruslan’s mom’s house on a Wednesday afternoon.


Lyubov Ivanovna is browsing through RusichkŠ°-dearest-son’s blog.

Day 33


Alla is assessing the rafter’s skills on the Lochsa River rapids, Hwy 12, Idaho.


Beautiful vintage post office boxes in the town of Kamiah, Idaho.


The beginning of summer in the fields of southeastern side of Washington state.

Day 32


Ruslan, while awaiting breakfast, practicing his left hand techniques on the accordion Mussi by the Big Forest River in Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest.


Alla heading towards the Golden Bug hot spring on the trail that starts near the 182nd mile marker on Hwy 93 in Idaho.


Alla has safely reached the hot spring and is now enjoying the view of the sunset from the hot bath.

Day 31


Bowfishing on Bear Lake, Idaho.


Ruslan is performing “Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord” in a mormon church in Paris, Idaho.


Our apartment with Castle Peak in the background on Hwy 75, before turning off the road for the night.

Day 30


The relentlessly shallowing Great Salt Lake, Utah.


Alla and bisons on the Antelope Island, located near the Salt Lake City.


A mountain climber conquering the final stretch of a cliff at the northeast part of Utah, on Hwy 89 headed towards Bear Lake.

Day 29


Tanya, seated, as she put it, under the fig tree, is thinking about the purpose of the building in front of her, which is named The Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.


Salt-Lakeians are rooting for the women’s national soccer team at the Whiskey Street bar.


Tanya and Alla dispirited in the tram which is headed to the airport.