"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This is for Alexander... we WERE going 637mph, but apparently we slowed down. Look at the outside temp... -67! About an hour after I took this it read -71! No wonder everything in me luggage was frozen! (these little screens were on our headrests, for movies and this type of info, there was also a map that popped up with this info that showed where were were! very cool!)

The view looking down from our apartment (we are on the 15th floor)

This is why we ride in the 'shoebox on a chain' elevator.... this is the top of the stairs. The inside looks like this as well.

Looking straight out from our apartment.

As soon as we pulled up to the building for our appointment, this little kitty jumped up and laid down on the front of the car, for warmth! He was very cute, and came back as we were leaving.

Saint Andrew's church, right next door to where we had our appointment. We hope to see a few more of these old churches tomorrow! They are absolutely breathtaking. We drove past the others today but couldn't get pics, we were going too fast!

The building next to our apartment is being built, a large brick apartment building. This is the lot between the buildings

Buildings behind ours. Some are obviously empty

The bottom of our building, we walk down stairs from street level to get back here

and then walk through this tunnel, take a right. :)

The buildings all look old and scary from the outside, but the insides are gorgeous! Even our little apartment is spotless, very well kept and really nice.

We are going to be tourists tomorrow, so I hope to have more pics of the incredible arcitecture here!


Kristi said...

wow! I love seeing pics from other countries! So cool! Can't wait to see more pics!

Angela said...

I love walking through this vicariously with you! Keep em coming!

Roberta said...

Wow! The churches are beautiful. Looking forward to more pics. Glad the appointment went well!

Nan and Dan said...

so excited for you guys!!
I am pretty sure you are in my apartment :) I loved having internet. can't wait to see your big meeting!!