I am finally taking my dad on a trip to Russia, this May.
This was an item on my original bucket list. After this, the only non-completed bucket list item will be "have a family", which I probably will not get to for a little while.
My dad is a history buff and especially likes World War II sites. He loved the Churchill Museum in London. He knows many stories that are not in the history books or museums.
He told me a story of how Churchill was rushing to the radio station to broadcast a Fireside Chat. There were no cabs on the street, because everyone was at home in front of the radio. He finally flagged down a taxi. The driver said he was not taking any passengers. Churchill didn't want to reveal his identity. He kept offering the driver more and more money, until finally they guy said, "All right, to hell with Churchill! I'll take you where you want to go."
My dad is making flashcards to review the Russian he learned during his college years.
I am most excited about:
Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
Moscow metro stations
Church of the Savior
Where else should we go?
A while ago, I sent a 9gag joke to a Russian friend:
Russian friend: "Got to play to your strengths."