This summer has been a very rainy one, so when we finally got a somewhat sunny day we decided to venture out. I have been out to a few places, other than the playgrounds around here, but hadn’t been to Red Square since we have been back. So we packed up the family and headed out. It’s more difficult these days to coordinate around the kids nap times, but we are still learning to just go with the flow.
Inside Goom (ГУМ) they had all these nice flower boxes all the way through the hallways.
And there is a really pretty fountain that Keira was pointing at
Outside in the square, we were enjoying the sunshine
This past Tuesday was, our friend and co-worker, Elisabeth’s last day here in Moscow studying the language. On Wednesday she flew home to be with friends and family for a while, and she will definitely be missed while she is gone. She wanted to go to Red Square one last time, so a few of us girls went and got some pictures then we went on an excursion in search of a new Indian restaurant she had wanted to try. Here are some pictures from our cold and adventuresome night.
These guys were quite amusing to watch while Elisabeth was getting some pictures with them.
* A thank you to my hubby for taking care of our girls so I could have a fun night.
For the next two weeks we have the priviledge of a visit from Katrina’s family; her parents, sister and one brother! Bill, Sharon, Rachel and Jason all arrived on Thursday. We are so happy and thankful that they have come to visit us. Yesterday was spent relaxing and letting them get adjusted to the time zone. Today we went to Red Square, saw St. Basil’s and went inside, the Kremlin, and we saw the changing of the guards which we have a video of on our youtube channel. Then we walked down to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, went inside the church and as we were leaving they were ringing the bells up in the bell towers. It sounded really pretty! Afterwards, we ate at a Russian restaurant to let them get a taste of the food here.
It was a fun and tiring day, but we are so happy to have them here!