11 Sep

Last night, after a relaxing day at home, Hubs and I walked around our neighborhood to find a place to have dinner.  We ended up at a chain sushi restaurant called Yakitoriya. They found us a server who spoke a decent amount of English and they even had a translated menu – making the experience a little easier. The food was tasty (although Ben is still trying to figure out how bacon-wrapped tomatoes are part of a seafood-kebob dish) and we tried out some green beer. On the walk home we grabbed some cobbler at a bakery half a block from our apartment. Overall, a successful date night/dining out adventure.  

Today, we did a trial run of a bus route together. We have both become comfortable with the Metro system here, but neither of us have experienced any of the other forms of public transportation. I have to take this particular bus tomorrow and was grateful for the company on my first attempt. Unfortunately, it’s been chilly and rainy the past few days, so it wasn’t ideal conditions. The weather changed from warm and sunny rather quickly, so we’re glad we packed a few jackets and boots in our luggage rather than waiting for all of our cool-weather clothes to be shipped. We don’t have a lot of options, but at least we have some items to hold us over. Ben took this picture of me just before heading into the grocery store after the bus trial. There is a small park outside of the shops that contains a Russian-Georgian Friendship monument.  Unfortunately, due to the height of the monument, you cannot see much of it here. There are all kinds of statues and monuments throughout the city on seemingly insignificant street corners.  Usually the dedications and descriptions are in Russian, so we  don’t know their meaning, but our realtor told us about this one the day we moved in.

до свидания!

One Response to “Weekending”

  1. Colleen September 12, 2011 at 05:03 #

    Love the pictures. Good luck on bus ride.

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