Archive for May 25, 2008

Photos of Rained out Picnic

Ken\bakytYuri and shaslikAnna and Aliya

Yesterday we went to a picnic hosted by Bakyt and his wife Anna for Ken’s economics department.  The weather was unpredictable since it had rained earlier in the morning.  Thankfully it was warm and sunny by noon.  However, by the time we had our picnic at 3:00 p.m. it was raining again and coming down “cats and dogs” by 3:30.  Fortunately, by the time we left after our fill of salads, horse meat and shashlik, the rain had stopped.  Sadly it was tough for a little four year old boy named “Lion” who probably felt caged up inside the house.  Anna’s parents had bought their house after WWII where she and her husband, Bakyt, currently live with much property in the backyard including fruit trees and gardens.  Prime real estate now, sixty years later, close to the Kazakhstan Hotel and other notable locations.  If it hadn’t been for the rain, we would have enjoyed being out back in their expansive yard.

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