Dmitry and Zhenya leave on May 23d from Houston for Russia, returning on June 20th.
Dmitry's filling out his passport application right now; we'll go to the post office tomorrow afternoon. AAMOF, my passport has expired so it needs to be renewed, seeing as how less than a month after the boys return, I'll be heading out on the cruise with Mom! We'll massacre three birds with one stone.
Their plan is to poke around Moscow for a day or two, then separate, with Zhenya going to Shumerlya and Dmitry heading to the town I can never remember where Sveta lives. It's a 12 hour train ride!
Mind, Don and I made the thirteen hour trip to Cheboksary and back, but at least we had each other and experienced Russian travelers. I am sure Dmitry will manage nicely. He's very sensible.
Won't Sveta be surprised! Wish I could be present when they see each other again after six and a half years, but perhaps someone will take pictures.