Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tomorrow is Only a Day Away

We fly out of Denver tomorrow! I'm pretty much all packed, other than my camera which is charging and my computer which I'm using! Zack's about 2/3 done. We managed to pack one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person. Hopefully we'll have room to bring home some souvenirs.

We're all checked in. The shuttle is picking us up at about 11am. Our first flight leaves at 1:38pm. Several people have asked about the flights. I totaled up how long we are actually in the air (not including layovers or anything else), and it came to almost exactly 40 hours there and back per person. So imagine spending an entire work week in the air-that's what we'll be doing!

Tomorrow, we have a 2 1/2 hour flight to Chicago, then a 3 hour layover before flying to Dubai. That's our long flight...about 13 1/2 hours! But it's on Emirates Airline, which is supposed to be pretty nice. After a 3 1/2 hour layover in Dubai, we take a 4 hour flight to Bishkek, where we will be staying. We land at 4:40am on Friday morning, and someone from Hotel Futuro will pick us up. Then we get to sleep (yeah right!) for a few hours until our driver picks us up with our in-country coordinator to visit the orphanage in Tokmok and meet our son for the very first time!

It'll be sad to say goodbye to Molly for two weeks, but I'm sure she'll have fun with her sitters, especially since they have dogs too. She's already passed out for the night.

We will have WiFi at the hotel, so I plan on updating this blog regularly. I won't be able to post pictures of our boy (yet), but I'm bringing my good camera to get shots of the country and our activities. We will also have access to e-mail, Facebook, iMessage, and Skype, so keep in touch!