Sunday, February 21, 2010 Somewhere over the Atlantic, heading home.
I am glad to be heading home to warmth and family and my own bed and the time zone that my body knows and loves so well. The trip to Moscow was amazing in so many ways. I am truly grateful for this opportunity.
I will be back next year! There is much to look forward to.
In the meantime, I have to learn to speak Russian. And both Mike and I will miss our new friends. Thank you all for your kindness and hospitality and for being our voices when we needed to communicate. We will miss you all!
Thank you to Natalia V. - for getting us to Moscow and putting on a great show!
Thank you to Elena and the fella that did the translating for the lecture. (I wish I remembered his name!)
Thank you Vladimir and Natasha for your hospitality and for making sure I had what I needed for the lecture. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and learning more about the Russian grooming industry.
Thank you Kitty for loaning me your Mac charger. You were a life-saver! And we loved spending time with you and your hubby. Next time you and I are spending a day at the shopping mall!
Thank you to the other Natalia for being my tour guide at the cat show and treating me with such kindness.
Thank you to Alec and Nadejda for the shopping trip, the excitement about cat grooming, and for arranging the grooming contest. And for the cognac. We look forward to seeing you both here in the states in the near future!
Thank you to Simon and Rinat. It was wonderful to meet you both. I look forward to seeing Rinat's photos. And maybe one day we will visit you in Tel Aviv.
And to Dr. Mike, we enjoyed meeting you. It was good to have another native English-speaker around to make us feel more at home (even if you do have a British accent!).