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Got the visas all set to go!
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Our visas got here this morning so it looks like we're all set for heading out bright and early Tuesday morning. We have a meeting with our agency Monday morning to go over the details of the trip.

The whole visa thing was a bit odd. You have to send in your passports to get the visas and then they ship everything back to you. Of course all this was Fedex'd back and forth so at least you have tracking numbers, but it's a bit scary knowing you're leaving in a few days and you're giving away your passport.

But the firm we used was great and everything went off without a hitch.
posted by Steveg @ 2:52 PM  
9 Comments:
  • At 3:40 PM, Blogger Jenni said…

    The visa thing made me nervous too. Glad you got them back OK and are set to go!

    I hope you have an wonderful trip to Russia! Bring snacks to eat in the middle of the night - due to the time-change, you may be waking up frequently with a growling stomach.

     
  • At 4:38 AM, Blogger Jackie said…

    I wish you a safe trip!! (I just submitted for my visa, too. I'm sure I'll get it 'just in time'!)

    I look forward to following your journey.

     
  • At 5:15 AM, Blogger Jeff & Maria said…

    It is your turn at long last. Please keep us posted along the way. Enjoy your trip, we can't wait to hear all about it.
    Maria

     
  • At 10:01 AM, Blogger Tricia said…

    I'm sooo jealous! So you better take lots of photos and give us many good stories about Trip #1. You guys have waited for so long - it's so good to see you finally take your first trip.

     
  • At 1:21 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    Best of luck to you!! Godspeed -- and keep us posted! Are you planning on blogging from Russia?

     
  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    Along with snacks, bring a deck of cards. Mike and I played a lot of Rummy 500 at 3am when we were wide awake. Good luck and we are very happy for you.

     
  • At 8:33 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    Have a nice, safe trip. How exciting !!!

     
  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger M- said…

    I'm fairly sure you are leaving tomorrow. I hope you have a great trip, and enjoy meeting your baby!

     
  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger Allison said…

    Have a wonderful and safe trip. Can't wait to hear updates!

     
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