Thursday, December 06, 2007

Russian field trip

Will's been gone so much that Asya seems to have forgotten him. Or at least that's what she says.

Last night we went out for some family time. The central square here has a beautifully restored Russian Orthodox church, a Soviet war memorial, and an icon of "New Russia": MacDonald's. We visited all three. First the tank and the eternal flame, then into the church, where we enjoyed the music and beauty. Even Jaan stopped his incessant questions for a few minutes in there. After that we crossed the street and got French fries. It seemed strangely incongruous, but very Russian.


The tank! (and Jaan)
Originally uploaded by fylliska.



MacDonald's
Originally uploaded by fylliska.

4 comments:

Mom said...

Does this mean you are all feeling more healthy?

How I hope so!

Hugs and love....

Lindy said...

French fries definitely raise my spirits! I hope the excursion improved everyone's wellbeing. I hope the colds are going away.

Anonymous said...

So nice to see you all having a fun, family excursion! I always enjoy McDonald's in Russia!! (Never here, though! Strange...) Love to all!! Baba Julie PS Pray for Abby. She leaves for Italy tomorrow!

Sarah L. said...

Did you have those fries Russian style with mayonnaise? I think that is how they eat them right? I know when I was in Ukraine you couldn't get ketchup at McDonalds for your fries!

Your sight seeing sounds refreshing for you all!