Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wounded Warrior 5K walk/run

This picture was actually taken after the race. Jon had a good run, althought he says he ran a few minutes slower than he was hoping for. I had to run and walk the whole distance, but I'm glad I did it and I will do another one when I have the chance.Jon is stretching out his calves and lookin HOT.Pre race warm up and stretching, there were close to 60 runners. We had cool weather and the road had puddles that we got to dodge.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

little hang-out spots

Many places around Moscow have really fun street lights. I like this one because it was only about 4ft tall. It is in the same area as the Starlite Diner. And the tulips make it even more special.
Jon's favorite stand to buy his fruits and vegetables. We hit this same stand because the lady is nice and is willing to let us use our Russian on her. We have fun learning from her and making her laugh at the same time.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Places to go and Things to See"

This is "Ismilova" we had been to this shopping place many times. But we found another entrance to it. We had no idea that is was actually as huge as it is. Jen and Scott, this is a place we'll take you to, but we'll shop in a smaller section. How fun this is going to be.
We can only guess that this is a Monastery that goes back maybe as far as 1700. It is still used to this day not only the Cathedral but people still live and practice here.

Jon and I were able to prepare Terry and Pat's last meal in Russia. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast, some laughter and even a few tears. Barrett's you are deeply missed.

The Embassy was invited to Star City, it is Russians space training center. But other countries will come and train here as well because they are the only ones that have certain training features. It was a great trip, we saw many things and had a lot of fun. And we learned a lot of interesting things.

These ladies are the makers of the fun aprons that I have been buying. I keep buying them because people come into our home and want them, so I sale them or give them away and then buy more. The ladies see me coming and they get ready to bargain. Does anyone want me to buy them one???