Before we left the hotel in Moscow, we grabbed breakfast in their restaurant. For those who have been in Russia, you know that most dining places play American music or music in English at least, and it is usually very club sounding. So after a thumping beat song, we hear the following lyrics: "Light of the world, you step down into darkness. Open my eyes let me see. Here I am to worship. Here I am to bow down. Here I am to say that you're my God." and the song continued followed by another worship song that we sing at church. It was great to hear. The third song was back to seductive club music again. It cracks me up because this is so typical of our experiences in Russia!
The eight doctor medical was much easier than I had anticipated. If any PAPs want to know more about it feel free to email or leave a comment and we'll share our experience. At one point though I thought I was going to laugh uncontrollably at my husband! In the room there was a large table with chairs around it and then chairs on the side of the room. The doctors come in the room and sit around the table. There was a couple from Italy, one from Spain, a single lady from California, Justin and I plus everyone's facilitator. One very attractive (female) doctor was at the end of the table and was taking our blood pressure. When it was Justin's turn he was going to take off his long sleeved shirt so the blood pressure could be taken. The air was very dry and the static electricity was a problem. His t-shirt came up with his other shirt and there he was with his chest hanging out. He instantly made a joke and tried to quickly replace the t-shirt. Even the most stoic person in the room had a smirk on their face. I thought I was going to double over laughing!
The flight from Moscow and Vlad should have been good. We were assigned emergency exit row so Justin could really stretch out. I on the other hand did not enjoy the seating arrangement. The body odor and dirty feet smell was nauseating (people who know me know I can't stand feet anyway!). And to top it off the large gentleman beside me thought he needed half of my seat as well as his own!
We have been at the Vlad Inn for about 30 minutes. Justin is sound asleep and I don't think he is feeling well. Tomorrow we will go see our little guy! I should have time to update in the morning.