Friday, March 27, 2009

Assorted Russian Goodies...

Hopefully today is our last full day in Vladivostok. Not that I won't miss this place. It's T's birthplace -- well technically, she was born a little north of here in a town called Artesnia (or something like that - the official documents are with Ivan at the Embassy) - but man, I can't wait to get back to the states.

First things first... for her fans - a couple pictures of Little T.

Eating grapes & apricots for breakfast

Hanging with Aunt Rhonda

With all this talk of Miss T - I have been amiss in not sharing some of the other Russian goodies from the trip. So... here's some pieces of Vladivostok...

Weird, loud bird that hangs outside of the hotel...

Nestle is well represented here in Russia as well. I'd like to take credit for this distribution point... but alas, I had nothing to do with it.
Russian Wine...
Before Tatiana and Alexander arrived, Lisa and I each bought one of these wines. Lisa bought the "red", I bought the white. We broke out the white one night and it was HORRIBLE. Beyond horrible. But I guess what do you expect for roughly $3...
To celebrate what we hope is T's last day, Rhonda, T and I went for another walk to the party store. The babooska knows us now, and in my limited, broken Russian I told her "plane, tomorrow". And that the vodka was for gifts. She laughed and then I think she was saying goodbye to Tania. I'll miss the ole gal.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

The weird bird is a Korean Magpie, at least that is what they told us they were called when we were in Seoul. They are probably Russian Magpies here.

Kim Abraham said...

Little T has the most beautiful eyes and eysbrows -- Brooke Shields look out!