As promised here are some additional pictures. This is of a walking trip to the State Department Store (likely so named under Russian rule). The first picutres are of Sukbaatar Square (I think I got the name correctly) which is a complex of government related buildings surrounding a large open plaza.
The statues are all of Chenggis Khan, of course. He is still very much an icon here with the Mongolian people very proud of that part of their history.
The next pics are of us at and in front of the department store. You will first see me in a typical Mongolian hat. The next picture is mom's reaction when she saw me in it! I think it is rather cute! I didn't buy --- yet! But I'm going to!
Lot's of souvenirs we've seen that we want to purchase. But, plenty of time for that.