I tried. Not hard, but I did try. Russian shopping? Yes. Yes. I tried. I succeeded and I had company.
When I was in Texas a few weeks ago, my sister, my daughter and I all went on an international outing for the day in Houston. Texas gets a bad rap sometimes. What with Enron, ex-presidents that shall remain nameless, strip malls, big hair, etc. the reputation isn't entirely undeserved but there's another side and it's an interesting one.
The first stop we made was to the Russian General Store. The store is on the small side with deli counters lining the walls and of course there is a great deal of Russian food that would be comforting if you're Russian and that far away from home, but all sorts of things were packed onto the shelves.
|Soaps: Smell like дом! ("home" to the rest of us..)|
|Note: This is not Tolstoy.|
|The Classics, and not just the Russian ones.|
|The Queen's Necklace, Dumas. I asked.|