Saturday, June 19, 2010

An American Day Back in Moscow

She can actually finish this...

We—and an inexplicable amount of sand—got back from Greece yesterday... Boo hoo! I'm still not done with all the laundry... Drat, so much stuff needs to be washed separately! I'm going on nine loads!

Today we intended to go check out the new Rothko exhibit at the
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. It's a great place; they even have kids' programs that include "scavenger hunts", hands-on projects, etc. There's also a good café.

Instead our car died not too far from home. Turns out it was simply our battery; after not being being driven while we were away, and then for only five minutes on Friday, it needed to charge. It really stinks that there's nothing like AAA here!

In any case, we were too late to catch the kids' program at the museum, so we instead headed to the new Beverly Hills Diner. Go, go, go! It's at 1 Sretenka Boulevard. We had already been there once before two weeks ago after hearing others recommend it so vociferously. I think it's the best diner in Moscow now; the food is delicious! They also have free wifi and a good lunch special.

When you're done there, you can always take a short walk to 17 Pushkarev Pereulok, where you'll find the Relod bookstore. They have a great selection of children's and adult literature in English, and extensive textbooks and reference books.

We then caught the new Toy Story 3 movie, "История игрушек: большой побег", in real 3D! It was fantastic! And yes, I got all teary-eyed at the end...

Disney did a wonderful job with the Russian translation and recording; I didn't even notice the movie wasn't in the original because the actors were so good. We could just as easily have seen the non-3D version, however, and saved a good deal of money... The special effects just weren't worth the extra money. Bolt in real 3D? Completely worth it. This movie? Yikes, it was expensive!

1 comment:

Rachael said...

That's cool that you get the Disney movies over there so quickly! We haven't even gone to see Toy Story 3 yet, but I hear it's great, so we definitely will.

Oh, and I can't resist telling you that on our recent Barbados trip, the housekeeper did our laundry every day. We took home suitcases full of clean clothes. That was a first for me, and a pretty awesome perk!!!