Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Plans Are Set

After a week of making plans we have everything in place. Looking back it would have been crazy trying to plan to leave last week, 5 days after learning the approval was in hand, I feel comfortable that everything is in place now.

We leave Saturday Evening flying into LA then onto Frankfurt finally arriving in Kiev 11pm Sunday evening. A cab takes us to the Lybid hotel just up the street from the train station. Our train leaves Monday at 1 pm and we arrive in Melitopol close to 1 am. Henry will pick us up and drop us off at the apartment where the apartment owner will meet us.

Checking the weather report nothing has really changed. Melitopol is a brisk 32 deg F and is set to fluctuate between that and the mid 20's. Rain and snow in the forcast. I can already picture the warm kitchen oven flame to keep me warm.

Hopefully we have a chance to visit with Ruslan on Tuesday morning before the 2 pm court date. Cindy's train back to Kiev leaves at 7 pm the same day so things are tight!!!! She arrives in Kiev Wednesday morning and will have to stay to cathc her flight at 5:30 am Thursday morning. Crazy travel for Cindy.

So we are all set. We also have $300 and a whole suitcase full of clothes for the orphanage! Thanks for the help!

Wish us luck.


MamaPoRuski said...

You may not remember us, we met at the US embassy September 2007 with our boys. I never thought I'd see another redhead in Ukraine! That wasn't purple...So glad you are going back, and I found your blog again! God Bless!

Heidi and Felix said...

Praying you can stay healthy and get some rest despite all that traveling. Whew! It will be exhausting but definitely worth it in the end.

Andrea said...

Wishing you safe travels :)

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Anonymous said...

Wishing you all the best, heres hoping you have Ruslan for St. Patrick's Day!! Our Dossier was accepted and we'll get our travel date for Ukraine next Wed/Thur.
Best wishes, Mairéad, Michael & Alex

Jefferson Hunt said...

Super that things are moving forward. Say Добрый день to Ukraine for me. Have a good trip over and a better trip back.