"You're coming to Moscow, Grandma?!"
Last week I posted that there are round-trip tickets right now from New York to Moscow for $369... I never really thought anyone would decide to come... But lo and behold, we're going to have six guests at the beginning of May!
Rachael is coming with her daughter Katya and son Jack... This trip will be a great chance to revive K's interest in maintaining her fluency in Russian, and a wonderful chance to share her Russian heritage with her family.
In addition to them, Rachael's mom is coming -- so my mom decided to come, too!
It's gonna be interesting to have so many people in our apartment, but I'm sure we'll have a ball cramming as much as we can into our four days. Thankfully I'll be off from work because of the Victory Day holiday.
As soon as I learned they were coming, I nabbed the last remaining seats for a performance of the ballet Gisele at the Bolshoi Theater... We'll also go to the circus, take in the Victory Day parades and fireworks, visit the Kremlin and many other places... The kids want to make more paper sculptures at Ogo-Gorod (Mir Dyetstva), play at Gorky Park and eat as much ice cream as possible.
Does anyone here in Moscow have any vegetarian restaurants that aren't expensive to suggest? I'm thinking we'll check out the new Thai place at Lubyanka and Darbar in the Sputnik Hotel.
We'll go everywhere on foot, using the subway, since we can't fit in our car. As a result, I think the kids -- and adults! -- will be so darn exhausted that jet lag shouldn't be much of a problem...