Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday June 27th - A Trip to Central Park
(Followed by Pics from our AM Visit to Matt!)

A Kazakh Perfomance at Central Park...free nonetheless!


Balloon Popping Game - she won!


The ferris wheel...some of you may know who that is waving?!?


Very cool slide...I went down and I can't tell if that is me at the top behind the kids patiently waiting my turn, but at one point - it was. I know, I act like a 3 year old at times. It was FUN!!!

So I finally found a Kazakh Turtle - ha ha - here is the design up close. Of course I sat on it and took a pic (while Rusty was buying PEVA/BEER) but can't share it as I look like a big 'special' person - ha ha!
A Kaz Yurt - you can eat inside of it for 300 Tenge (or $2 US), followed by a Kaz Clause? This I found in Central Park so I guess they do have a Santy Clause here too?!?!

For those of you who still do not understand...it is a Water Closet, as in toilet!
We have been in Kaz since June 7th and this is honestly the FIRST time we have seen a squat pot. The pic to the right is where we rinsed after using it. No, there was not any soap! Eww...


The Oral River and the Kaz Flag that flew in the back of our boat.

Our AM Visit to see Murat:
Our crazy boy, running around like the free spirit he is!!!
Now listen papa, I'm only gonna say this once. I want my juice or else somebody's gonna get popped...and that somebody ain't me or mama...do you understand?
SIGH....if you want anything done right, you just gotta do it yourself!!! Now where the heck does Papa hide that juice.....help mama!!!!

3 comments:

Mike and Linda said...

Hi from Karaganda!

So I finally had some time to check out your blog! I'm so very happy for you guys and am glad to see you are making the most of your time there. Uralsk look great and I wish we were close enough to visit each other. Maybe we'll meet up in Almaty?
I'm telling you, having zero internet in our apartment can REALLY put you behind!!! But I have been thinking of you and Jessica has been keeping me posted. I'm very happy to hear that all is running smooth for you guys.
Matt is a beautiful boy and looks so happy (and healthy!). Good luck with the rest of your journey.
Take care, the Blums (Linda, Mike, and Nate!)

Jessica and Chris said...

Hey POST's, you pictures are too funny! Matt is so photogenic and handsome! Have you heard anything about a court date yet? Keep us posted!

Leesavee said...

He's so cute!!! I love the captions on your pictures, too. What a little tough guy! :)