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Went For A Walk

by bill - 2007-12-06 05:00:00 ( in family, adoption, holmes, travel) [php version] rebuild

... in the freezing cold, we were THAT bored. I'm starting to hate this place. There's just nothing to do when we're not visiting Elizabeth or going shopping, and both of those require a driver, and usually a translator. I can't wait until we're out of here, but we've got two weeks to go. I'll see if I can't download stuff from YouTube or something to give us more to pass the time with. We should've brought a laptop for each of us because the laptop is also the DVD player. At least Tara had the good idea of increasing our Netflix account temporarily so we now have five movies (plus the Friends DVDs) to watch ... probably over and over. We're so bored, we've started watching all the OTHER stuff on those DVDs. We also discovered that the hot-pot we bought has a three-prong plug, but for this one we need an American 3-to-2 plug adapter, not the European ones I have now. It's always something. My butt is sore from all the times I've kicked myself.

Tara says we can borrow a kettle from Vika, so that's good.

UPDATE: Some pictures copied from Google Street View...

Grocery store down the street, now close permanently -- Might be the one, now with a different name, where I had that beet salad -- Might be "our" courthouse, but not sure

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    We ended up not needing Vica's hot-pot. We're using another, backup power converter that I'd bought just in case, and THIS one works the way we needed.

- bill, 2007-12-03 00:49:59

    Click on the following link and you can -- hopefully -- "walk" up and down the street that connects the Azimut Hotel to the grocery store we shopped at: click here

- bill, 2022-06-22 10:49:30

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Here is the complete blog of the adoption experience in paperback form, Russian Adoption: From Nashville to Astrakhan and Back (PDF). And here is the fictionalized, future "homeland tour" (action adventure) version in various forms: on Kindle, various electronic formats, and in paperback.

This Time Next Week -- Preparation for Our First Trip to Russia -- Travel Day -- The Day Before -- Tuesday (10/2/2007) -- In the Air -- We're in Moscow -- Adoption Videos -- -- First Time in Moscow -- It's Only Monday? -- Check-Out Time -- We're in Astrakhan -- What a Day -- It's a Girl It's a Girl -- Great Visit -- Sights of Astrakhan -- Wednesday in Astrakhan -- Last Visit for a While -- Thursday in Astrakhan -- Another Great Visit -- We're Home -- Back in Atlanta -- Round Two -- Skora Mweh Tam Boojum -- Elizabeth's Room -- Internet Access -- Back in Moscow (11/26/2007) -- Tuesday (11/27/2007) -- Mweh Yeddum V Aeroport Eta Ootra -- In the Air Again -- Back in Astrakhan -- Comments Welcome -- Russian Adoption Consultant -- Russian Bureaucracy -- It's Showtime -- And the Judge Says -- Success -- Went for a Walk -- Much Better Visit Today -- The Day After -- Beet Salad -- Saturday Morning -- It's Going to Be a Good Week -- She's Warming Up to Us -- Light at the End of the Tunnel -- Picture of Us Before Court -- She's Ours -- The First Hours of Parenthood -- More Pictures (12-09-2007) -- Bowel Movement -- Nothing Much to Update About -- Sleep, What a Concept -- Here's Your Update -- 51-1/2 Hours -- Back in Moscow (12/18/2007) -- Pictures of Our Life in Astrakhan -- Just Another Week to Go -- Riding the Metro, Part Deux -- Update to the Update's Update -- Moscow Update Continued -- Can't Leave Early -- To the Embassy -- Still in Moscow -- Riding the Metro -- We're Home! (For Good, this Time) -- A Few Pictures -- Stay Tuned -- Summary of Our Russian Adoption Experience -- Baby Shower -- Doctors Say She's Normal -- Recent Photos of Elizabeth -- Holmes Russian Adoption Videos -- Elizabeth's First Video -- A Few More Videos -- Adoption Videos Updated -- Our Russian Adoption Story -- Our Adoption Story -- Gotcha Day and Merry Christmas

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