The visit today in Petropavlovsk was marvelous! The weather was sunny and very cold and crisp. The tour of the countryside and sled dog training facility was magnificent. I did this tour 3 years ago and the one today was 10 times better..... The people there were full of energy with dancing going on almost continuously. The dogs were great and the sled dog race was a lot of fun. This visit totally exceeded all my expectations for our visit to Siberia and the Kamchatka Peninsula.