We’re exactly one week away from our Eastern European adventure! And have I started packing, yet? Nope! I’ve always been a night-before-I-leave kind of packer, and I don’t see that ever changing.
But even though we’ve procrastinated a smidge in the packing department, we DO have our itinerary set. So here’s the rundown:
March 7&8 – these will be travel days for us. We fly out on the 7th, but because of the time change and layovers we won’t actually arrive in Latvia until the 8th.
March 9 – JP, myself, my aunt and my uncle will spend the majority of the day driving to Warsaw, Poland and hopefully meeting up with the missionaries there for dinner.
March 10 – We’re going to drive down to Krakow (about a 4 hour drive) and take the Auschwitz tour. I’m really excited (is that weird to say?) to have the chance to go see this.
March 11 – We’ll spend the whole day in Warsaw.
March 12 – Spend the day driving back to Riga, Latvia.
March 13-15 – These days will be spent in Moscow.
March 15-17 – These days will be spent in St. Petersburg.
March 18 – Our final day will be spent touring Riga.
March 19&20 – More travel days. We have almost a 24 hr layover in Prague so we will get to some sight-seeing there, too!
For some people, that may seem too busy/chaotic to be a vacation..but this will most likely be our only opportunity to see these places so we wanted to squeeze in as much as possible!!
You may be thinking, “Uhh..thanks for basically word vomiting your entire life plans to me. I really couldn’t care less what you’re doing on your vacation.” But, I’ve got ulterior motives. Recently, we found out that we will be in Moscow shortly after their Presidential elections are to be held. I don’t know a lot about Russian politics, but I do know that this has been the caused quite a bit of non-violent rioting. And, naturally, that worries me just a teensy bit. SO, I’m selfishly telling all of you our itinerary so that you can keep your eyes and ears open for any new stories about two nice American tourists being abducted, and promptly call the American consulate to plead for our release.
I wouldn’t last a day in the slammer 🙂