Irkutsk - Fort Ross

First steps in California

"...We are in California now. All of our friends met us in the airport. After that there was a long way to the host families houses through San Francisco, Golden Gate and many little towns by cars. We are very glad and proud, that there are many people, who helped us to do this long trip to America. We have done it!
The program of staying here is very interesting. The first two days we will be staying in host families and after that - 4 days in archaeological camp together with the host families. After that we will have the cultural program.
Natasha and Svetlana are staying at Linda Hudson's family, Zhenya and Larissa - at Robin Joy's family. Tanya is staying with Elaine's family. We spended the whole day and night without sleeping. Now there is evening there and we will sleep a lot.
Sarah, Jeremy and Samantha met me at the airport. Now we are staying at one beautiful house near Fort Ross. I'm very glad, that Fort Ross is very closed from our place. There is computer (Apple) :-) and I'm writing this first message to you from America.
A big hello to Everyone.
Elena and folks".
(From a letter of Elena Emelyanova to home)

We are here!!!
Photo by B.Parkman, USA

Alex Dunn and Sarah Gould-Ginesi
with her children
Photo by E.Emelyanova, Russia

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