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Off to Russia

May 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

We put Derek on a plane to Russia this morning, for his 5-week Study Abroad. He has a 2-1/2 hour layover in Chicago, then takes Polish Air (LOT) to Warsaw and then on to St. Petersburg. He arrives around 2:00 pm their time, around 3:00 am our time. I hope he waits a few hours before he calls to tell us he has arrived. But I hope he doesn’t wait too long!

I also hope he has a chance to keep his blog updated so we can all share vicariously in his adventure.

It already seems quiet around here, even though he would normally still be sleeping. We are going to miss him.

Tags: Family Updates

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mom // May 23, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    I thought it was next week that he goes. With Donna gone last evening, when does Gisele go? The family is deserting Mesa like rats deserting a sinking ship.

    Derek probably won’t have a connection every night, like Dick did, but I hope he has a grand time. Do you know when he joins anyone else of his group?

  • 2 Dianna // May 24, 2008 at 8:43 am

    How many students and sponsors is he traveling with? It will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. I have long wanted to go to Russia to see the Hermitage and Russia’s many other historical buildings and places. I doubt that is a dream I’ll ever see realized so I’ll have to live vicariously through Derek. Looking forward to his posts and seeing pictures!

  • 3 Daryl // May 24, 2008 at 9:31 am

    He was supposed to have been there for 6 hours, but we haven’t heard from him yet.

    He was traveling alone, but someone was supposed to meet him at the airport in St. Petersburg. I think there are something like 20 – 40 students participating altogether.

    Gisele and I were also planning to desert the desert next week and go see Devon, but he will be in Houston on a business trip. However, he will spend next weekend here on his way back to California so we’ll get to see him then.

  • 4 Don // May 24, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Do you want a few of my kids? I’ve got 3 that are out of school living here. You can have as many as you want.