Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Kellerman's Bound?


Did you notice that cool little count down clock right there to the left? Yup, that's right, we have travel dates! We are slated to fly out on Monday, August 20th and arrive in Bishkek August 22nd. No word when I'll get to pick up that handsome little man, but it'll be between then and the 29th when we trek to Almaty, wrap up business and *hopefully* fly home September 1st. I emphasize *hopefully* since there are actually no seats available on any flights leaving Almaty until September 12th. So we're wait-listed for tickets right now.
I have to wonder why the mass end-of-summer exodus out of Kazahkstan??? Who knew it was such a vacation destination?! I'm starting to picture Kazahkstan like that lovely mountain resort featured in "Dirty Dancing", filled with arts and crafts, shuffleboard, and fox trot lessons. Hmmmmm, wonder if we'll be present for the end of season talent show? OK, OK, I suppose Kazahkstan is nothing at all like Kellerman's, but I'm still curious, where the heck is everyone going? Regardless, I'm very excited about traveling, but even more excited about bringing Beck home.

6 comments:

Hilary Marquis said...

Mala,

I LOVE the countdown! I can't believe that in less than a month our babies will be home where they belong! By the way, you're in charge of making sure Anara's outfits match on the trip...Tim will have her dressed in orange plaid with purple polkadots if you don't assist him!...at least for Gotcha Day when there will be lots of pictures :)

Jackie said...

Woo hoo. It's official. I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see and hear more. (I also can't wait until I get to post my very own countdown clock. In due time, I know!)

Congrats again on this next milestone...I can only imagine how happy you are right now. Smile :)

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Congrats on the travel dates! I wish that Kazakhstan had been like Kellerman's. That was my first ever favorite movie. My girl scout troop snuck and watched it...our parents had objected.

Gen & John said...

Hi Mala,
We just got back 8/7/07 from Kyrgyzstan after picking up our son. you can see our experience at www.ourfantasticjourney.blogspot.com if you need a place to stay we scouted out a great place in Almaty after having to put up bucks for a nice nonsmoky hotel room. almaty is outrageous in prices. you can call me or email me at anytime or post on the blog and i can call you. excited for you to bring home beck!!!

Gen & John said...

hi Mala,
email me at johngen@greenpines.com and I'll give u the hotel scoop. we stayed at intercontinental almaty for 383 + 15 % vat, it was cheaper than the hyatt at 504 a nite. we found a better place at 140 a nite & will stay there next time. email me so I can give you info. Excited for you as you travel.
-Gen

Anonymous said...

Mala, yea! 5 days in counting.. I am so happy for you.. You deserve every moment of having your new little boy. If you are able to find out any information about sending the orphange items while you are there that would be great. Good Luck and God Speed...
JJ's Aunt