During a Baltic cruise, Diane and Dan Phelon stop with the Observer at the extraordinary Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the major attraction in St. Petersburg, Russia. The odd name comes from the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881. The church’s construction on the site of the crime began only two years later.
Up close and personal with the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, China, Roy and Donna Gosselin share The Suffield Observer with one of the front rank soldiers. Estimates indicate that the site contains 8,000 of the soldiers, along with horses and chariots.
Extending publicity for Suffield’s 350th anniversary to potential visitors from Disney World, this Suffield trio pauses for a photo with the Observer before setting out for a hike on the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail in Africa. From the left: Gerri Moodie with Bob and Chris Anderson.
During an April cruise on the Allure of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s giant cruise ships, the Coppola family visited Labadee, a private peninsula on the north coast of Haiti. Leased by the cruise line, the day-stop resort offers a wealth of opportunities, including a half-mile long, high speed zip line ride from a mountain top. Nancy Coppola is holding the Observer, surrounded by too many family members to identify.