We Made it to Almaty

5/24/2007 01:20:00 AM Edit This 5 Comments »
This is just a quick note to let everyone know that we made it to Almaty with relatively few issues. We almost missed our flight out of Houston but it was delayed by over an hour so everyone could get on. We had too much time in Germany but made it to Almaty right around midnight Tuesday night. Customs was easy but they lost one bag and the baby stroller and we still don't have them yet. We were taken to an apartment instead of a hotel but at 2 in the morning you really don't care where you go as long as there is something horizontal to lay down on. I woke up just 4 1/2 hours later (oh the joys of jet lag) to find out here wasn't any hot water. I had to wash my hair in the sink and we won't go into the rest of the details but I wasn't expecting the Ritz so we made due. I'm now sitting in a internet cafe in a mall outside a movie theater playing Spiderman 3, so it's almost like home. Well except that I can't read anything to know what I'm getting or ask anyone questions but so far we are just ignored or stared at.
We are flying to Aktau were the baby house is this evening and I should meet the babies tomorrow if all goes as planned. I've been told we'll have internet access at that apartment so hopefully I can down load some pictures and a more detailed account of the trip so far. Spa sea bo (Thank you - my Russian word of the day) for all your support. I hope to have met my child the next time I write.

5 comments:

MaggieD said...

Hi Lou Ann:
I'm so glad you made it. It feels crazy to almost be able to visualize right where you are by the movie theatre!! And I remember all too well, the no water/brown water thing. Just makes the trip more interesting. Can't wait to hear more when you get to the Baby House. Safe travels.
Maggie

Silent-Goddess said...

Wahoo!!!! How exciting Lou Ann :D I have been checking your blog for updates every day (sometimes several times a day).
I can't wait for your next update!

steph said...

Great to hear you are FINALLY there! I will keep reading your blog for updates - good luck!
Steph

Andrea said...

Can't wait to hear more when you get to the baby house! Everything is fine here.

Jules said...

Woooohooooo! Way to go You You!
You always know how to make things happen and you did. I can't wait to hear how Friday went! You must be stoked. Love you sweetie, Jules