It is 9:00 pm -Noon MST - on August 14 and we leave at 5:30 tomorrow morning for the train to Kharkov. It is around a 5 hour train ride and and hour by car to village. Yes Village. We will stay in a house only a few minutes walking distance from orphange. We are told we can see it from our house.
Village means NO internet access which means no more updates for awhile. We will try and get driver to take us into the city a couple times each week to access and update. Please bear with us over the next few weeks.
We visited one of the grand cathedrals with a private tour this evening. Very intresting. We will submit pictures at some point of our trip. Even Garrett was entertained. Funny to see things that date to the 9th century and think there is not anything in the US that dates back that far. Wild.
Our laywer - Natalia - about crapped when we told her how much they wanted for a one-way ticket back for the girls - $3,300 each. We went to a local travel agency and found one-way on same flights as us for $680 each. Much better I would say.
We love you all and appreciate your prayers and support.