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Went For A Walk

by bill - 2007-12-04 05:00:00 ( in family, adoption, holmes, travel) [php version]

...... 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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This time next week....PreparationThe day beforeTravel dayIn the airWe're in MoscowMoscowCheck out timeWe're in AstrakhanIt's only Monday?What a day...Tuesday (2007-10-02)It's a girl! It's a girl!WednesdayThursdayGreat visitSights of AstrakhanAnother great visitLast visit for a whileAtlanta!We're home! (10/06)Round twoSkora mweh tam boojumInternet accessElizabeth's roomMweh yeddum v aeroport eta ootraIn the air againBack in Moscow (11/26)Tuesday (2007-11-26)Back in AstrakhanRussian adoption consultantComments welcomeShowtime!And the judge says......Success!The day afterSaturday morningMuch better visit todayBeet saladWent for a walk ...Its going to be a good weekShe's warming up to usLight at the end of the tunnelPicture of us before courtMore picturesShe's ours!The first hours of parenthoodBowel movementSleep, what a conceptUpdateNothing much to update about51-1/2 hoursJust another week to goPictures of our life in AstrakhanBack in Moscow (12/18)Moscow update continuedUpdate to the update's updateTo the embassyCan't leave earlyStill in MoscowRiding the MetroRiding the Metro, part deuxWe're home! (12/23)A few picturesAirport arrivalStay tunedMore picsSummaryDoctors say she's normalAdoption videoHolmes Russian adoption videosAdoption videos updatedOur Russian adoption story

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