To sum it all up: We love our daughter. Elizabeth is a wonderful, beautiful, intelligent little girl. We thank Russia for giving her to us. Otherwise, we did not enjoy Russia.
In their defense, we weren’t there under normal circumstances. It was not a vacation. We felt under pressure and stressed–out as we spent most of our time dealing wit Continue reading Summary
I hope to get the rest of the photos and videos on here, at least in raw form, over the next few days. I think I’m getting over my post traumatic stress disorder from the trip and can now face looking at the video again. 🙂
Regarding Comments, I had to set those to require approval before showing up on the site because spammers have discover Continue reading Stay tuned
Some pictures as we arrived in the airport. There was a great welcoming party there! We’ve never had an airport welcoming party before!
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Finally, some pictures of Elizabeth. They’re not even the latest, but it should hold you over if you’ve never seen her before.
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And now I’m going to bed! 🙂 I’ll blog tomorrow. Continue reading We’re home!
All three of us went to Red Square this time. I’m glad Tara was able to see it. Elizabeth was fascinated, too, but probably won’t remember a thing.
We then had lunch at Sbarro in the underground mall, where Tara bought some m Continue reading Riding the Metro, part deux
We’re going to attempt to ride the Metro subway to Red Square today. Wish us luck. The exits aren’t numbered, they are listed by name … in Cyrillic. Of course, the overhead announcements are in Russian. One helpful thing is that the announcements are in a male voice if y Continue reading Riding the Metro
We’re in a different hotel, the Holiday Inn – Moscow Sokolniki, for the rest of our stay. This is the one that was originally reserved for our return from Astrakhan. It has a reliable internet connection, costs less per night than yesterday’s, and provi Continue reading Still in Moscow
… but at least it’s all over. The Embassy visit went fine.
Delta said that the only way we could take the available seats on earlier flights was to pay $2800 extra FOR EACH ticket. We said no. Unless someone wants to donate that to us, then we’ll call them back. 🙂 As it is, we can’t leave until Continue reading Can’t leave early