Last week, my good friend Erin came as a guest of the Consulate to speak about law with Russian law school students. She was super busy with presentations, but we had enough time to grab a few meals, catch up over coffee, shop (of course), and visit some of the sights. The highlight was the brief and freezing stop at the Europe/Asia border. Particularly when the exhausted, slightly bedraggled Erin asked, "So what European country are we in?"
|It's Russia, Erin. It's aaaalllll Russia.|
|When in Russia...wear skinny jeans, a beanie, a scarf, and a coat with a fur-trimmed hood.|
Did I mention how happy I am to see these beautiful, smiling faces for the next two weeks? So very, very happy.
|Jack's pretty happy about Sha Sha and Auntie Kimmy, too.|
I realize Yekaterinburg, Russia, may not be high on your must-see places list, but in addition to seeing where the Romanovs were murdered, just think about how happy YOU can make me by visiting here! (Seriously, think about it. We have a guest room and everything.)