After the medical, Sasha dropped Tanya and I off at Red Square. It was great to see everything through her eyes. St Basil's Cathedral, the History Museum, Ascension Gates, Lenin's Tomb. We also walked through the GUM (pronounced goom) which is a huge shopping mall that borders Red Square - very very expensive, with shops like Hermes, Van Cleef&Arpel, Lacoste, Gucci, etc. Tanya gets ice cream there with all her families so of course we had ice cream. After that, we watched the changing of the guard at their Tomb of the unknown solider.
Then it was time to say goodbye - which was hard - just knowing my trip is coming to an end. I hated not seeing Audrey today. I so look forward to getting that call from Carol that a court date has been set. I don't think it will be less than 4 weeks from now but am hoping not more than 8. They all think about 6 weeks which puts me in the middle of November. Sdending prayers about that.
Tomorrow, Sasha picks me up at 7am for my 12hr flight back to Houston, 6-hr layover and then should land in Nashville around 10pm. Cannot wait to give Clare so many hugs and kisses. She will be sleeping by the time I get home but I will absolutely be waking her up. :)
Hope all is well back home! I will write again when I know more about a court date. Until then - as they say in Russia - paka!
|The famous Bolshoi Theater (from the car of course); Tanya said it is scheduled|
to reopen in October, after 6 years! I guess the wait for tickets is months and months!
|St. Basil's taken from the front - in Red Square|
|Ascension Gate, one of the 2 entrances to Red Square. |
We saw 3 bridal parties today!
|The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider|