This is the first time, I have actually managed to post anything. So bear with me. It is kind of hard to not treat it like a letter, and ask you all out there how you are doing. Well, I guess I can catch you up to speed.
We just got back from the States, I got back and on the second and my husband Andrew was delayed till the 11th. His passport didn't come in time, so I flew with our two children alone. What a trip! First we have a 5 hour drive to the airport, then the flight was about 7 hours, then we had a lay over in Poland for about 3 hours. (mind you this is in the middle of the night as far as the kids were concerned) Then we had a short hop over to Kiev, where after customs and passport check, I was met by some friends who took me on an hour long bus ride to the train station where we waited for another 4 or 5 hours to get on the train. Which was an over night trip down to Nikopol. Once we were on the train, we could make up beds and sleep. We had a whole little sleeping room to ourselves. Sheets and pillows are all provided, of course by then our bodies were telling us it wasn't time to sleep. The kids fortunately are excellent travelers ,in some ways, better then me! They had a blast playing with all the gadgets on the airplane, the earphones, and we were sitting in a the first row of coach so we had those neat tables that fold up and go inside the arm of your chair and it had a baby bassinet that could be attached to the wall. Then on the train the kids had fun hoping from bunk to bunk and back again.
Andrew was very concerned about me making it through the passport checks and customs. But again it was smooth sailing. I guess a woman with two children isn't suspected to be someone that might be a terrorist. So they didn't question me to much. By the time I got our luggage and went through customs There was no one there at all! They like to check your luggage and make sure you aren't bringing in drugs or guns or anything into the country. Well you all know me, and how I like to smuggle illegal narcotics, well there was no body there at all, so I got away with it.