Thursday, August 2, 2012

I don't know if you noticed, but we have a new name...

8/2/12
Kristen says...

Well hello!

I know, I know, it's been a while.

But honestly, we've been a little busy.

Just over two weeks ago we were given a list of cities and countries that had an Embassy, Consulate, or Consulate General that needed someone with Chris' abilities/job specialty. It was a GREAT list of 14 countries, and we would have been happy to go to (almost) all the places.

Last Tuesday we ranked the countries high-medium-low and 1-14 and sent it off to the powers that be...

And this Tuesday we went to Chris' flag day ceremony, which was the ceremony at which we found out where our next adventure would be...


Here's Chris' flag...


We are VERY excited to be heading out to Vladivostok, Russia!


From the research we've done, it looks like a very nice, hilly city with all four seasons (and VERY cold winters) on the far Eastern side of the country. After the tropical heat of Honduras, I am looking forward to the snow, although ask me again when we get there. :)

I'm also very excited that I will get to learn another language...hopefully I will be able to start Russian language classes sometime next month.

Besides the time we've spent researching Russia, we've also been enjoying the DC-area.

We have been eating food we've missed the past two years (Indian, YUM!)...


...and rented some bikes to ride around and see some of our favorite monuments




It's really nice to be here...

And of course, I have been spending every prime time watching the OLYMPICS!!! We have our tickets here with us, and yesterday would have been an AWESOME day to have been there, as we would have watched a US fencer win the gold, BUT, here's the consolation prize: the 2014 Winter Olympics are in Sochi...RUSSIA! :-D

KF

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