We made it. We’re on the ground in NYC for our month-long training with our missions agency. We and the Kines traveled together, which means the 4 adults were outnumbered by the 6 kiddos. But believe it or not, we did two airpline rides with zero meltdowns or major crises. It was a miracle!
We got in yesterday afternoon around 4 or 5 and went hunting for our apartment, which ended up being only a few miles from the airport. We unloaded the suitcases and headed back out the door to find some dinner for the bobbleheads and do a little neighborhood exploring. We found that we’re in a great location for the month, with little shops and restaurants all around us, and a playground/splash pad a few blocks away. We’re also about a quarter-mile walk to our agency’s temporary headquarters (they have set up shop at a church/school for the month of training), and 2 miles or so from the church we’re serving.
After supper and a walk, we came back to unpack and set up our new apartment. If you wanna see our place, I did a little video tour (which Nate called me an extreme nerd for, btw).
Not bad, huh?? I think we’re going to be very happy here (:
After a day of adventures on airplanes, a taxi, and the bustle of NY, plus no nap, the boys crashed pretty hard at bedtime….and so did I.
Here are a couple of pictures of our travel day!
**click on the picture to see a big version!
I think it’s gonna be a good month (: