Monday, December 27, 2010

Out and about.....

I traveled out to several remote living quarters today to do a little work with Igor, one of the Russian Nationals who is one of the other appliance techs. It was eye opening to say the least. Several of my observations: Full size pick up trucks don't exist in Moscow, buildings no matter how tall have wires running from one to the other in apparent order or reason, two lanes of traffic means 4 in Russian, you drive right by the nuclear power plant, and Moscow traffic jams beats anything seen in the US.

One thing I say about my initial tour around the city, Moscow has a full range of architecture from plane tenement buildings to very modern sky scrapers.

And I hope to take my camera next time!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day at the Zoo

After opening the very few gifts we brought with us, we took a trip a few blocks down the street to the Moscow Zoo. I had never been to a zoo during the winter before. I'll give you some advice: dress warm and head out! We had a great time and saw many animals. The signs were in Russian for the most part with some English descriptions. And of course the "keep out" signs were fairly obvious. It was a big zoo with a lot of displays but not the high quality of the OKC Zoo, but we are kinda spoiled with our highly rated hometown zoo. It was an overcast day (normal) and freezing rain started as we were headed home. We ate our first Russian snack at the zoo, a donut shaped, funnelcake textured pastry that was very good. All in all a great day!

Time for a nap....

Make sure to see the photos at: or the link on the right

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from Moscow! Still trying to work out some camera issues for posting more photos.

Have a great day and remember the "reason for the season"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New adventures...

We ventured out Sunday to do some shopping with some new friends that have been here a while. Sure was a big help to have someone to point you in the right direction. Most the products were not in English but pictures sure help. We manages to spend about 2400 Rubles (maybe 80 bucks). So it seems you can spend money in any language. We are learning the rules here and we are starting to take some photos. It is dark by the time our day ends. Dice' and Gypsy are settling in with Dice' enjoying Frisbee in the snow.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

First new postfrom Russia

We arrived in Moscow safe and sound on Thursday the 16th about 1:30pm. We had an hour delay in Atlanta to deice and then 10 plus hours in the air. Plane was full but an uneventful flight. arrived to snow covered and cold. Dice was glad to see us and the Russian Delta reps were glad to hand her over and the cat did just fine in carry on. A hair raising ride from the airport to start us off and a great welcome from old Polie friends John and Jodi.
Thanks guys!

More soon with photos