Thursday, July 24, 2008

in Kiev

We drove straight through Budapest to Kiev, after picking up the paperwork that Nick left us at a hotel about 45 mins from the Ukraine border.

We sat down, had some espresso, and forged documents.

Over the past 24 hours we've been cooped up in the car and are literally destroyed, and need to sleep, eat, and then sleep again.

The confidence is high, but so is the tension, after driving around the capital for hours upon hours in search of tires, Nissan dealer, internet cafes, and a place to crash.

Tonight we recharge and head out again...towards Russia and Kazahkstan directly, as we planned from the beginning.

16 comments:

Susie Cloud said...

Thanks for the up date.... Mom is now breathing again. I have you covered with prayer and may the rest of the trip be a breeze. Keep moving :)))) Love You M

Maria said...

"We sat down, had some espresso, and forged documents." Snort! Let the adventures begin! Remember to call me if you guys get thrown in the slammer so I can round up a lawyer or two. That is if you get a phone call... Send up a flare?

I loved the pics and cannot get over how tiny your little green Kermit Car is. The pic of all three of you grown men tucked carefully inside was priceless.

Please don’t kill each other.

We are all enjoying your blog. Keep the updates coming! Love, love. Maria

atky2000 said...

I am as green with envy as the color of your chariot.

Great pics!

NikkiB said...

The pictures are amazing!! It sounds like you guys are having an amazing adventure. We're following your progress here in Naperville!

We're also thinking of going to BD's Mongolian Grill in your honor tonight.

Anonymous said...

Hi Steven thinking of you. Love M

Linda said...

Thanks for the updates.....waiting to hear more and see more pics. Love the little car :) We're praying for you all. Love you M&D

susie cloud said...

Steven we are thinking of and praying you...Greg and Mike keep checking for an up date. Love Mom

Anonymous said...

Cool Photos! Thanks for posting them! Looks like you guys are having a great time (other than the somewhat expected complications and setbacks). I finally got somewhere with a decent internet connection, so I am now enjoying getting caught up on your adventure in your blog. I am looking forward to future posts and photos, and I hope the rest of your trip goes (reasonably) smoothly. Best of luck!
---Dave (TARDwear)---

Scott said...

Where are you guys?

susie cloud said...

Thanks for the update from Ellie...hope we get to hear from you soon Steven. Love Mom p.s. how is the camping with out the internet hook up??? now that is camping :) Love M

Josh said...

have you guys succumbed to lazytown yet?

Anonymous said...

Dude, you still alive? Come back to jabber! - asp

Chuck said...

Awesome, keep it up!

susie cloud said...

Hi Steven...where ever you are??? I love and miss you. Just remember you know how to do a map. Keep moving. Mom

Tim said...

Hey Farren...What's the word??? We'll toast to you at the Madden Party tomorrow night. Where are you now?

Anonymous said...

Justin, I just found this. I have been following you on blog and chatting with you when I can. I am proud you two have done this and gotten as far as you have. Can't wait till you hit USA ground. Waiting to know you are safe and sound. love Mom