|The Lenin in Zaporosia is wearing a Ukrainian flag now|
Of course, many things are the same everywhere we go in Ukraine and we find a few things that are different in some areas. We left home Friday after Garry had finished with a load of cement they were pouring at the barn, after one, because the cement arrived an hour late, and dropped a couple of guys off in Zaporosia before he drove to Kherson (which is pronounced like it has no K) a place Garry has been to a number of times because he bought the original tent barn from a company there.
|we drove near the biggest nuclear plant in Ukraine- on the Dniper River|
like 3?or 5? Chernobyls, it is the same design, but bigger!
|There were lots of checkpoints along our route, you either slow down|
or stop and go, they are staffed by police and military
|The famous bad road over one of the Dniper River dams|
Garry always said it was a bad road, he always had more than one flat tire driving there that winter and spring, and he says that the road over the dam on the way to Kherson "is the worst piece of road in Ukraine." Main road anyway. It is interesting to watch the dance as cars dodge the holes and move around the traffic. It goes on for a couple miles, so this short video is just a peek at what is is like to drive on it.
We did let the new GPS that Garry got while I was gone try to take us to a point of interest the first afternoon, it was supposed to be a sich (a Cossack fortress site) but we never found it. I'll show you where the GPS led us before Garry turned around 15 km later... and didn't go on any other scenic detours!
|First road we turned on, not bad, huh?|
|Turned off in a village, road two, still looks promising|
|Looking a little less...yeah, we drove another kilometer after this,|
but turned around when it looked like we were going into a gully in the sea!
|Garry did not get yelled at when he jumped up there|
It was my first time to see Kherson (and the road to it), and we spent the night in a lovely hotel, with great wifi and a lovely breakfast, after visiting the Fabreeca mall for dinner, we tried a somewhat disappointing burger place at the food court.
However, there was a cool cosmonaut theme in the food court, a inline skating surface, and ice surface and bumper cars and a museum display about a Soviet era weaving plant in Kherson inside the mall.
|Garry checking out the display|