We arrived back in Moscow about 10 am, and Ilya our coordinator in Moscow drove us back to our apartment, where we went in and started some laundry. Our apartment has one of those European washer/dryer combos, now I am extremely grateful that we get to wash them in a machine, rather by hand, but this thing does not dry the clothes at all! It gets them really warm, and then turns off. I have even tried just drying them, nada. So I have to hang all our clothes all over the apartment to get them dry. Which I will take that any day over hand washing the clothes in a bathtub.
We then ventured out for some lunch and we are right by the biggest McDonald's in the world. It is massive. We walked in and they have 17 registers, 1500 employees, can seat 700 people, and serves over 40,000 people a day. After we got a picture menu, we ordered, and then proceeded to try and find a table. It was so packed in there it took us about 10 minutes to find a table. After eating, we went back to the apartment and just relaxed for a while.
When dinner time came we went over to the grocery store and were overwhelmed by the prices. $10 for 1 kilogram of hamburger meat. $10 for spaghetti sauce, etc. It is so expensive. We left with cereal, bananas, milk and water! Camden ate cereal for dinner, and Randy and I didn't eat, we really weren't hungry. We are going to try and find a market outside of downtown to see if the prices are any cheaper.
Mostly we did absolutely nothing today and it was wonderful!
Christmas came early.
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