"Toto, we're not in Kansas (actually, Illinois) any more."
No, we're in Kazakhstan!!!!
This is the first photo we have taken. With any luck, "Saskia" will be nestled in this crib before long. It has been a whirlwind of travel, so I haven't even thought to get the camera out. We arrived at our destination a few hours ago - 4 flights, one car ride and 33 hours after leaving our house.
I wouldn't trade the car ride here for anything. It was absolutely amazing . . . surreal, actually. I kept thinking of Dr. Zhivago and Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine (which actually makes a lot more sense to me now).
We meet the Minister of Education tomorrow morning, then we meet "Saskia"! I can hardly stand waiting any longer.
Hopefully, we will also get to Skype with Luca before we go. We haven't talked to him for a few days. Being away from him has been the hardest thing to deal with so far. Scott was doing a pretty good imitation of him by asking for pancakes this morning. I miss my boy.
I'll post tomorrow and let you know how everything goes.
P.S. I have been playing a little game of hang man with the titles of the blog posts (since 8/20). If you look hard at the blog archive and are a little dyslexic, you might be able to figure out where we are.
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