Monday, June 30, 2014

Another day of site seeing

All of us had a great night's sleep and were out the door and ready for more sight 1:30 pm. The weather is beautiful and we are taking every advantage of it, being outside as much as possible.  We are enjoying a self guided walking tour around the city.  The tour is from the travel book we bought before leaving Birmingham.  We take our time, making lots of extra stops along the way.  It will take us three days to complete, finishing tomorrow after a fun trip to a local market.  There is so much more to Kiev that we will never be able to explore but we are definitely enjoying our part of the city.  Tuesday the business part of our trip starts with our meeting at the SDA.  Here are tons of pictures from our day.

 There were lots of places where we just carried the boys in their strollers.

 Overlooking Kiev on the other side of the river.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

First Full Day in Kiev

This was our first full day in Kiev.  We had varied wake up times do to jet lag.  Nathan and Preston 1:30, Me 3:30, Preston napping in the living room 5:00-7:30, Owen awake 7:15, Cheryl 7:45 and Logan 9:15.  Our lights were working this morning but do to a problem with the alternating power in the power grid none of our outlets were working.  Things got fixed around 10:00 and we got out the door by 11:00.  

 For this part of the trip Owen, Logan and I are sharing a queen bed.  Logan and Owen love being together.
 Since Nathan was up so early, he slept most of our 11:00 am walk.
 Today we just strolled through the market but soon we will go through there and purchase some goodies.  Once really nice thing about Ukraine is they eat organic, no preservatives, no fillers, etc in all of their food.

 Logan had a huge stick of cotton candy this afternoon.

 The is Kiev University.

St Vloydymyr Church.

Logan, Nathan and Owen had lunch at McDonalds.
We brought theirs next door to a little cafe where Preston, Cheryl and I had lunch.
The elevator in our building is so small only one stroller and one person can fit at a time and the stroller has to be picked up on its front wheels.  Of course Nathan thinks this is one of the greatest things ever!
We have the top balcony.

Independence Square.

Preston and Owen leading the way with our directions.

A fun park we stubbled upon.
Nathan and Owen loved the swings.
Logan quickly made friends.  He is on the teeter totter with three girls.
House of Chimeras.