Santa reports in over Moscow

Santa is coming to town! - Contributed art
Santa is coming to town!
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This is the transmission from Santa via a phone call we received three minutes ago from somewhere over the outskirts of Moscow.

The trip has been fairly routine so far. Our course through China had to be altered a little as the GPS was off by a mile or so. Back when we relied on the stars to give us direction we didn't have these problems. But the elves and Mrs. Claus are right, it is easier to use when on the rare occasion we get a blizzard and that can be dangerous.

While traveling through India, I stopped so that the reindeer could get some well deserved rest. Australia turned out to be the place where we had to pick up some toys for some boys and girls in Iceland. The stops at the toy factories to "reload" are always so much fun because I get to do some toy testing. I can't take too long though, the trip has to be planned to the second in order to make it to all the houses in time. We made it through Siberia, Russia with very few problems. Rudolph's nose came in handy in Irkutsk as we had a combination of fog and snow. Just finishing up in Moscow and we are set to arrive in Eastern Europe in about an hour if the rain in the Ukraine holds off.

Santa out

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