Elbrus 2018 Team Ritz Cuts Loose in St. Petersburg

Friends, family and loved ones,

At five a.m. we were devouring breakfast. Thirty minutes later we were flying down the road to the booming city of Mineral Vody. Our flight from there to St. Pete only took us 3 hours so we had a sumptuous lunch before we went exploring. Fun yes yet we still have climbing mountains in our hearts. And sliding down is a fond memory (picture below) ! Elbrus continues on our minds.

The team is ravenous from the climb. We made quite an impression at the restaurant consuming all the delectables in sight. Tomorrow we go on tour of this truly delightful city. Please join us.

All our best,Carole and Vern Tejas



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