When I woke up this morning it was 9:30 a.m. When I looked out the window it was still dark outside. I went to REI when I was back in California. My job was to buy the warmest winter coat that I could find. This is a big deal for a California boy in Russia. Boy, did I need this winter coat last night. You can forget about how cold they say it is in Chicago. This place give cold a whole new meaning.
Cynthia has been living in Russia for just about a month. She took us on a walk and we passed an elementary school and a very large college. Today we got to see a tank and some guns left over from World War II.
We all went shopping for food last night. I saw a sign that said, ” No Photos.” So, you get no photos of Russian food.
I saw a postage stamp with President Obama’s photo on it. I will share it with you. It is too cold to take my gloves off and take photos. I am going to have to get over this. I am on the third floor of a beautiful Russian appartment building. The heat is fantastic and I have great view out of all of the windows.
And now for some real Russian News:
It has just started to snow again. The Hot and the Cold: New places to go to satisy your cravings for Tex-Mex burritos and frozen yogurt with all kinds of toppings. Yes, this is a hot item in Russia. We are living in a college town.
We are staying in Cynthia Barboza’s new Russian Apartment. It have three big rooms, great size bath and kitchen. I have counted about six windows and we can walk everywhere. There is an electric train that travels down the middle of the street.