Friday was a local holiday so we all enjoyed a long, three-day weekend. We started the fun a little early with a trip to the Tbilisi Mall. We actually go to the mall every weekend because Carrefour (the big French grocery store where we shop) is located on the first floor, but we haven’t really explored the mall itself.
It’s huge, and in addition to Carrefour it has a movie theater (with showtimes in English!), a Banana Republic, Gap, and a few other familiar stores. On the top floor they have what sounds like a 1930’s speak-easy, but it’s actually a kid’s arcade/play place called the “Boom Boom.” It’s kind of like a Chucky Cheese with arcade games and then a large play section for toddlers. For admittance into the children’s play area, it was only 6 lari ($2.50) for one hour of play. I think technically it may be a drop-off play zone for parents who want to eat or entertain older kids there, but we both went in with Abby. She had a ball running from toy to toy and playing with a few other kids. It also had a McDonalds type indoor-play structure and we went in there with her, but we were both questioning the weight limits so we didn’t stay too long.
I’m sure we will visit there again during the winter.
On Friday we drove into Tbilisi to see the Old Town. We rode the cable car up to Narikala Fortress, overlooking the river and Old Town.
We took some selfies which turned out really well, I must say.
Oh well, maybe next time.
Saturday we stayed at home and had perfect weather for playing with the kids in our neighborhood. They went crazy with the sidewalk chalk.
And today we checked out Turtle Lake, just outside of town. It was another beautiful day to be outside and we’re enjoying the last few weekends of summer.