"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tomorrow is it!!!

We are leaving at 5 am tomorrow morning to go to our region! We will finally get to see the girls!!! We are so excited! I don't know how I will be able to sleep.

Travis hopes I start dressing the way the woman do here....

Dumplings for lunch....delicious and only $2.00!

Statue of the Motherland
While we were exploring, I had to go to the bathroom, really, really badly. We asked everyone, but it appeared there was none, or at least none for free. We finally found one marked WC (for water closet), but there was a man cleaning it. I was so desperate that I made Travis come in with me and stand by the door. When I came out of the stall, there was a very angry woman yelling at me. I had no idea what she was saying, but this didn't stop her. She kept pointing to a sign, which, of course, I couldn't read. We didn't know what else to do, so we just left. She followed us up the stairs, still yelling! We finally crossed the street and she was still yelling!! I wish I knew what we had done to offend her!

Travis really likes to take pictures of places and intersting sites; I like to take pictures of people. So, you can guess who took each of these.

Some people protesting on the street...

This is me waiting to find a bathroom....

This is not me..


  1. How do they even WALK?!?!?

    Brooke Annessa

  2. Ouch! LOL!
    Sorry you got yelled at:(
    Have a safe trip to the girls and if you see my Dima give a smile from his Mama!!!:)

  3. Hehe OOPS!! I'm SO excited to see your girls!! Oh wait... for YOU to see them... yeah... that's it... hehe Don't forget to take lots of pics! :)

  4. It's pretty likely that the bathroom you used was not a free one. Hardly any of them are, unless they're in a restaurant. Oops!

  5. thinking of you guys today!! I cannot wait to see pics :) :)

  6. Oh my! I got scolded by a babushka once, and it was bad enough, but to have her follow you yelling...ugh. That's the one thing about over there...not REAL friendly!

    I was just like you taking pics of everything and everyone....you'll be glad you did :)

    Can't wait for more....


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