Good Morning friends! Hope everyone is doing well in the beautiful land of the Ozarks!
Aside from our appointment, meetings with Olga and Alex, and catching up on some much needed rest, we have done some nearby exploring of sights and, of course, we were stoked to try some new foods! We wanted to share our journey with you right? Therefore, it would be a bloody crime to exclude the meals we’ve been enjoying. So, here’s our internet food buffet. Just for your salivary glands!
Cappuccino with hazelnut truffle.
Borsch and then me enjoying it with some delicious Ukrainian beer.
Stuffed pepper vegetable risotto.
And this ice cream was for Crawford, but when we opened the top and discovered this, Dustin and I had to have some too!
Here are some additional sights that we saw.
This, I believe, is known as The Golden Gate and was one of the entry points into the city of Kiev built just a few years ago in 1017-1024.
I think this is the opera house.
We walked around town last night. It was so beautiful and wildly entertaining watching everyone “ice skate” along the sidewalks. Everything was covered in either wet, cold slush or straight up ice, so you’d hear this audible scooting and an occasional “ahh” from a lady about to fall. The women who really had it together on the ice, though, were the ones dressed to kill in their hosiery and stilettos. Without a single flinch, they were workin’ it.
Today’s been slow moving, and we were intentional about that because it’s gonna be a long night. Crawford did a little schoolwork and Dustin and I rested, read, and are about to start packing for our leave for Kramatorsk. We’re waiting for our referral in a few hours, and then we leave by fast train at midnight tonight!
We’d love prayers for safe travel and this might be a stretch, but ability to rest would be good too! I’ll try to post confirming that we got our referral this afternoon. Have a great day everyone!