After lunch at Wendy's, we decided to walk to the funicular because it was just over a kilometer away. We walked and we walked and we walked. We had the funicular located on our map and kept walking and our little dot moved closer and closer to the spot on the map.
|Random nothing on our walk|
|One of many homes we passed on our walk.|
|Justin half dead on our walk.|
There was a group of three people there waiting for the funicular already. They seemed to have been at the middle stop on purpose though. Heaven knows why. A couple arrived at the stop and evidently they had been trying to find the bottom station as well. They had no card at all. The group already there swiped the card for them. Guess we weren't the only idiots that day. Seriously though, we followed the map AND signs that said funicular. You would think that if they are going to put signs up for tourists they would try to get them right!
At the top, we tried to pay and the cashier said she couldn't do that. Okay. On we went then to the amusement park. Evidently Mtatsminda Park (also known as Bombora) was the third most visited park in the USSR back in the Soviet days. I think that is just so sad. It is a pretty bleak park. It makes me think of the kind of place you would pick for a creepy movie set. My kids don't know any different though, so they were happy.
|Coming out of the Haunted House.|
Many of the rides were closed. Much of the park was just strange.
|What exactly is this and what is it holding?|
|See what I mean? What is it and why?|
|Decorative or scary?|
|So this is cool because...|
|One of the nicer looking rides.|
|Oh look! My family in a weird sculpture.|
The entrance (which is at the opposite end from where the funicular pulls up) has a funky structure that is fun to climb on. What a cool tree house.
|There they are!|
|Junior bumpers were the perfect size and speed for them.|
Down we went once we were done. We rode from the top to the bottom this time rather than walking halfway. :) Nice view of the city from the top and as we went down.
From the bottom we caught a cab because we were tired! We got some ice cream and then slowly walked back to our hotel. I had the best pistachio ice cream I have had in a long time.
|Ryan is trying to make a cute face.|
|Random pic by the ice cream place|
|Restaurant where we had our huge meal the day before.|
Home again with laundry to do and bags to unpack. Sigh. The part of the vacation I don't enjoy.