Shopping has always been an adventure in Atyrau not knowing what you are going to be able to buy, and having to go to at least three or four markets or shops across town. One thing is for sure that over the last five years since we have lived here, the variety of food stuff has increased dramatically, and as with any free market so have the prices. WordPress has been blocked in KZ so my posts haven’t been as frequent as I would have liked, sorry.
Yesterday we peaked Peak 8 part of the Tenmile Range here in Breckenridge. The mountain range is an extension of The Rockies and lies to the west of the Continental Divide. Peak 8 is best known for having the highest chair lift in north America, The Imperial Express at 12,840ft. Not quite one of the famous forteeners but we peaked out at just over 13,000ft. Unfortunately the lift only works in the winter, so we had to climb. The view from the top was worth it though ….just!
Our objective this year is to see a bear, at a safe distance of course. However we’ve had to content ourselves with an assortment of smaller creatures and some more domesticated than others. However we wake up each day in the Rockies wondering if today will be the day…
In the meantime, waiting for the rest of the family to arrive from England and Kazakhstan, we’ve had to content ourselves with an assortment of other activities: hiking, swimming, paddling in the Blue River, riding the mountain chair lifts, snowball fights, general exploring and, as the kids would say, chillaxing.
Saturday June 20, 1992 we got married in a small church called St Benedict’s in Glastonbury, Somerset. It was the same church where I was christened and where my parents were also married. I remember the day, it was sunny, warm and windy. The men all wore top hats and tails and my dress was of ivory raw silk.
20 full and exciting years living and traveling all around the world. Three children a dog and never a dull moment. I’m a lucky girl to have found the man of my dreams.