We arrived in Astrakhan late Tuesday night. It took a total of 32 hours travel time with very little sleep on the airplane. The hardest part was the six hour layover in the Moscow airport. I don't think I have ever been that tired before. Once we got to the hotel room we took showers and went straight to bed. We slept for 13 hours. This morning we ate breakfast at the hotel. We had our favorite, hotdogs and green peas. Just what you want after two days of airplane food. We don't understand the hotel breakfast because our translator told us a traditional Russian breakfast is waffles and eggs. Where are the waffles? We are waiting on our coordinator, Gallina this morning. She will provide us with the information we need about court and will set up a time for us to go visit the baby house today. We plan on going to the grocery store this morning to buy some essentials.
The room at the hotel is very nice. It is very Purple with three twin beds. I of course love the purple. However, after this I do not think Chad will ever let me have another purple room in the house (other than Sadie's).
We think another couple will be joining us within the next week. If that is so we will be very excited to get to speak English with other people.
The photo is Chad at about 24 hours into our journey.
Have a good day.