Resistance is Futile by Tracy Kosofsky

Monday, May 11, 2009

Moscow adventure 1: Swine Flu screening!

We made it to Moscow! Adam and I are seasoned travelers - even of long, transatlantic trips - but man, that 10 hour flight from Atlanta to Moscow is rough!

I think the swine flu has been way overhyped, and really is much ado about nothing. But, I got to participate in the hype! Our entire plane was screened when we landed in Moscow - they shot this red beam into our ears (what WERE those things, anyway??) to take our temperatures. Fortunately, we all passed, although a handful of people had secondary screens. I kept wondering what would happen if someone had to be detained - they were letting everyone leave after they "passed" so apparently the whole plane wouldn't be quarantined.

We meant to go to Arbat St shopping today (it's Monday - we're 8 hours ahead of Eastern time). Instead, we slept. We've slept pretty much constantly since we got here roughly 28 hours ago.

We'll speak to our coordinator tonight and head to the Ministry of Education then the baby home tomorrow. Yippee!!


Sweetest Whimsy said...

So happy for you all that you're finally going to meet your baby boy! :)

Kelleigh said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Tracy, I had no idea you were going to Moscow or adopting! This is my first time visiting your blog.

Okay. This is weird.

I was pregnant with #1 when I traveled across the US (from Oregon) to Moscow. Crazy. I went with my mom during the whole SARS scare and people all over the place were wearing surgical masks. Guess what I was doing. My mom and I were escorting 2 babies who had been adopted from Tajikistan back to the US. My parents run an international adoption agency. Of course, we went to the embassy, which I'm sure you'll become familiar with (bring snacks and go potty first!).

This is so weird!!

Congratulations and I can't wait to see pics of your new little boy!!

Kelleigh said...

Oh, and if you get hungry, order the mushrooms. To die for!!

And, the hotel bar probably has better food than the hotel restaurant, plus it's much cheaper. If you can stand the smoke. Wait. What am I saying? You can't escape it!!

Eva Marina said...

How exciting! I'm glad you made it in ok, can't wait to see those pictures!

Lindsey McFarland said...

What exciting news!!

Tracy Kosofsky said...

Thanks, everyone!! Kelleigh - SO COOL! It's amazing how many people I know are involved with adoption one way or another!!

Jayne said...

So glad you made it safely!