Well, today is the day I began my travels for Russia trip #2 destination Mommyhood! I left this morning out of San Jose and flew into Houston. I had a little layover. It was 3 hours and it went quick. My only issue was that for some reason I could not get my iPad to connect to the wi-fi there or any airport for some reason… Wonder why??
Anyway, my second flight was on Singapore Airlines. Singapore Air rocks. Their seat size and spacing is comparable to Delta premium economy. Plus, they are super attentive and in all honesty, the food was not bad. Lots of TV and movies for you to watch. It ended-up being a light flight and I had a row of three seats all to myself. I slept 9 hours out of the 12 hour flight! We fly this flight home, lets hope the experience is just as good. Strangest thing, when I got off the plane… My feet became super swollen!! Never had that happen before I wonder why?? Lack of water???
Igor picked me up and we headed off to the next airport to catch my domestic flight. The drive should take about an hour. Traffic was horrific!! It took us 3 hours!!! Thank goodness I had that 6 hour layover! When we got to the airport, I checked my luggage and they made me check my carry on. It was too heavy apparently. Nonetheless I paid the fee and Igor and I had a cup of coffee and filled out some paperwork.
I finished up the remaining 2 hour wait at the gate reading and wondering why my iPad and my phone SAY they are connected to the Internet, however they won’t connect. Also, there was a gentleman waiting who decided headphones were an option for his iPod and shared his music with all of us. At this point the swelling in my feet is noticeably less… So I’m happy though they are still puffy…. Hmmm
The flight to Stavropol boarded and there we sat, on lockdown on the runway for an hour… Blah! The plane landed at 12:30. Vlad picked me up and drove me to the hotel. Alex met us there. I am supposed to be up and ready to start my day of medicals. I guess it consists if driving all over town. Sounds fun…. The good thing is we are targeting to leave Stav to morrow and head to Pyatigorsk. I am supposed to see Vera at 4pm and then again sat and Sun!
Court will be Monday and Tuesday. I have not decided if I will blackout the blog Sunday thru Tuesday, password protect or just be silent. I’ll see what my gut tells me… I know maybe I’m being paranoid… But what can I say…
If I do go black, rest assured it’s just for a few days and I will be live again. If you have my email, you can always email me 🙂
So I had intended to post pictures of my packed bags, some gifts and things like that, but time just got away from me. I was a nervous wreck leaving this morning. I didn’t forget anythinng earth shattering, but i did forget a few things.
I was able to get the majority of stuff done at home preparing for V’s arrival. But, some things my sister and my mom will take care of. Like being there for the carpet cleaner before I arrive home, and a quick vacuum and dusting. I should have gone grocery shopping … I’ll just send my mom to go before I come home…just for the basics.
Alright better try to relax!!