We left on Friday at 1:40 pm and got here Saturday at 3:00 pm local time (which was around 8:00 am at home- we are 8 hours ahead here). It was a loooong trip but we're here! On our flight from Dallas to London we sat in the very back row of the plane... right in between the two restrooms and right in front of the galley... not something I recommend doing if you'd like to rest peacefully!
So, we flew from OKC to Dallas: Here we are waiting to board our flight in Dallas.
Henry was really excited to get on the plane that was going to take us closer to "brudder and sister".And from Dallas to London... Here we are riding a bus in London Heathrow from one terminal to the next (super inefficient- it took forever!) But Henry loved it! The bus took us through a very long tunnel that Henry thought was awesome! we all got neck pillows for the flight- here Henry is wearing his around his neck on the bus for fun!
Our final flight was from London to our undisclosed location in Eastern Europe ;-) We flew British Airways and it was a very nice flight- James's favorite meal of the trip so far was served on the flight- an English breakfast of sorts with eggs, sausage, tomatoes and mushrooms.
Just after landing, Henry is getting a first look at his brother and sister's country.
When getting off of a flight in this country there are no terminals or gates... everyone disembarks straight onto the tarmac where you are picked up by a bus and driven to the airport!
Our driver, Nico, met us at the airport, took us to buy groceries and brought us to our apartment. Our apartment is located on the top floor of the building on the 15th floor! Thankfully there is an elevator... albeit a very scary elevator!!! Our apartment is just one room, like a studio apartment but we have air conditioning and internet so everyone is happy!
There are no clothes dryers here so we wash our clothes in the front-loader and then hang them all on this nifty drying rack in the kitchen to dry.
This is the view from the kitchen window of our apartment- this is the staircase that runs along the side of our building. We've walked down them once at Henry's request- we all had sore calves afterward!
The view down to the parking lot from our 15th floor window. The windows here are huge European windows which swing wide open... and have no screens or safety devices- yikes!
Henry is happy anywhere as long as there are legos nearby.
The beautiful sunset as seen from our kitchen window.
This building is just across from our apartment- James said that it is now some sort of military hospital.
As soon as the sun went down we all went to bed! Amazingly we all slept all night!
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