Thursday, August 12, 2010

Random Ramblings

I am trying to post as much as possible while I have internet access. We are hanging out at McDonald's this morning using their free internet. Yay!! It is MUCH cheaper than Fridays. Although the entire menu is in Ukranian or Russian or something. We pointed when they didn't understand.

Anyway....I posted twice yesterday and this is my 2nd post in a row today. Make sure you check out the one regarding the SDA appt so you can see my little Milana's baby picture. It is adorable!! Chris and I have been doing a lot of walking around all over Kyiv. There is just so much to see. We had dinner last night at Friday's (Thursday night) with the Harpers and then walked around with them. I really loved this carriage. It is just so pretty. I wanted to climb right into it.

These dresses were next to the carriage. Wendy and I were thinking maybe you could pay to have your picture taken in them, but we aren't sure. A man came up to us when we were taking pictures and said something to us, but we had no clue and just said no and he walked back towards the carriage.
Here is a picture of Chris and I near the fountain. We walked past it a few times yesterday on our adventures and I kept standing in it. The water is so cold and it was really nice. Everyone was climbing in the fountains so I figured that was something you could do here.

Here is another neat little fountain that we were walking through and stopped for a picture. There were people all over the place here standing and sitting in this.
We were minding our own business when along came this..........
We didn't ask him to come over and we really didn't want him to come over, but he did. We should have ran away like we wanted, but we didn't. Let me just tell you should you go somewhere and something like this comes over - RUN AWAY!!!
After jumping into our picture he took off his mask and insisted we pay him. He yelled and argued and told us this was his job. We didn't see him bother anyone else. I guess he could tell we didn't fit in. I don't know. We walked away as fast as we could. It was a little uncomfortable. So now at least I know that if I am near the fountains to stay away from those in costumes. If Karissa were with us we would have been out of there long before he came anywhere near us. I guess her instincts about people in costumes are right on :)
All in all it has been just fine. No one has bothered with us and everyone is really nice. One waitress in one of the restaurants we ate in was so sweet. She didn't speak much English, but managed to tell us "See you later" when we were leaving.
I have tons more pictures, but I will post those later. It is almost time to head out and explore some more. We've been sitting here at McDonald's for at least an hour.


  1. Yikes! I'm not too fond of large furry creatures either unless it's in the form of the Nittany Lion or Stormy the Hedgehog (or whatever he is supposed to be).

    I'd definitely stay away from any LARGE leprechauns sporting ND colors--S-C-A-R-Y!!!


  2. You never know what's gonna happen there!

  3. wow, sounds like you are having fun!! love her baby picture.