Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sleeping and Waiting and Waiting and Sleeping

We were awake last night until something like 3 or 4 a.m. I think at 3:30 I was doing the robot dance around the room and singing Domo Arigato. I just couldn't sleep (isn't that what you do when you can't sleep?). This morning I slept until almost 11:00 and check-out was 12:00 so I quickly took a shower and got my stuff together. We then walked over to a huge shopping mall so I could look for some anti-slip boots, but I didn't want to spend $400 so we may look again in region. Truthfully I don't think it's the boots that are the issue. I'm just not good on ice! Anyway, the odd coincidence is that the shopping mall had GLASS ELEVATORS (see previous post) and I made sure that we took them. They were really pretty with lights on the top! They had the normal buttons for open doors <|> and close doors >|< but they also had a button that had a swirly pattern on it that I really think meant "take me through the ceiling!!" Actually it lit up when the elevator was going. We bought some water and snacks in the mall market and bought some gift bags and had lunch at a cafe. We were so thirsty. The mall was like 1000 degrees and we had on so much gear because it is 6 freakin' degrees outside. This hot cold hot cold thing is making us dehydrated and it's hard to find water around here! We got water in the cafe, but the bottles were TINY. We Americans like our liquids dang it! We stocked up on water at the market so we should be good for a bit.

Our driver is picking us up in an hour and a half to take us to the train station. Whoopee!!! Until then we are hanging out in the lobby waiting for time to pass.

Hey Allysa B. P! On our first night here we had a late dinner and the music in restaurant (slow instrumental) was mostly Christmas music, but they played Dream a Little Dream and I serenaded the mister at the table. Last night while we were walking down Arabat we heard another rendition of Dream a Little Dream. :) I think it might be magic.



  1. I am so happy for yall. It sounds like you guys are having a good time so far! Take tons and tons of pictures you know I love looking threw them love you guys!!

  2. Russians and the heat! I can't imagine how hot it would be in the winter. In fall they had the heat on to 80 something so I imagine it's just terrible!

    In Stavropol, the region I was in, I found some boots I loved. Of course they were like $400 and I didn't buy them. Why are boots so expensive there?????

    You are so close now!!