We left Church today after Sacrament meeting because we need to be in Moscow by 5. That meant taking the bus back to Mitino and getting another bus to the metro station. At the metro station we plan on taking the blue line to the brown line and going three stops on the brown line to the Novoslobodeskya stop where we will walk 1/2 mile or so to the Smart's home where we are joining them and another couple, the Storms, for dinner.
The windows on the bus are FILTHY this time of year. We literally had to use the front window of the bus to see where we were. When we needed to be let off, Dave pushed the button for Stop. Usually, he goes up and tells the bus driver, ostanovka, which means bus stop. However, there were lots of people at the front of the bus and we thought they were getting off too. But nope. We pushed the button several times and the bus driver kept on going. The button obviously didn't work or he would have stopped. SO, we ride along to the next stop, a good 20 minute walk away. Off we go, walking BACK to our apartment.
Luckily, it was a nice afternoon for a walk, and we were properly dressed for the 40 degree weather. No harm done. A little more excercise than planned is all. We will soon be leaving for Moscow. Hopefully without incident. :0) Dosvidonya.