Friday, May 7, 2010
Trains, Planes & Automobiles
After court on Thursday we started making our way home, with a heavy heart in leaving Sofia behind but very excited to be home with the boys. We took the train from Dnipropetrovsk to Kyiv in the afternoon (about 7 hours)and got there around 11PM where Nikolai (Uncle Niko) picked us up and drove us to the airport to wait another 5 hours for our flight that was leaving at 5:30AM. It is always a pleasure to hang out with Nikolai, his stories are great and he is always eager to practice his Spanish. After waiting and waiting for our flight, we finally took off on our way to Frankfurt. In Frankfurt we had a long layover and waited 5 hours to board the flight from hell to Washington Dulles. We sat on the tarmac for 2 hours and then had to take a longer route due to the volcano ashes over England (10 1/2 hour flight) which made us lose our connection to Sacramento. So here we are in D.C. with a 3 hour layover getting ready to fly to San Francisco (6 hour flight) and Grandpa is picking us up at 1 AM and driving us back to Sacramento by 3AM. We haven't slept in 2 days, we are tired to say the least, but we are so happy to be in the USA. Now I'm (this is Hector) going to have a much anticipated hamburger and fries here at the Dulles airport, YUM!