We arrived in Tbilisi on schedule, but without our bags, which spent the night in Moscow. My suitcase arrived the next day, sans my jewelry case (yes, I know I should have put it in my carry-on ... and now I am out my beautiful Middle Eastern gold jewelry and my favorite Russian egg pendant :sob:) and the Coach badge holder I was given as a going-away gift by a friend in Moscow.
We have a beautiful house on a hill with a nice view of the city. Not going to post a picture of the outside (I know my security responsibilities, thankyouverymuch), but here is one of our living room windows. Yes, that is a cow. More on that later.
We've done some biking.
We've done some sightseeing (this is Mtskheta, the spiritual capital of Georgia, about a 15-minute drive from our house).
We've learned that Georgians give the Russians a run for their money when it comes to the art of posing for photos.
We've visited the zoo ... and decided not to return. This hippo was swimming in a filthy vat of sewage.
Natasha celebrated a nameday.
Jeremy took a trip where he ate good food ...
... and saw cool stuff ...
... including this view of the sunset on the Black Sea. Who, me, jealous?