Pre-Trip Behavior

To start my great summer adventure I spent my last week in America with family and friends. I squeezed in a mini road trip, a kayaking trip and some repairs on my car in the few days before I left.

I’m always up for a road trip, so way not Nebraska! A 10 hour drive with 12 combined hours of sitting at a church conference with 200 plus Slavic people-how fun is that! Church conferences like this are a regular occurrence in the Christian Slavic community.

As a youth I would travel all over the United States with friends, attending hours of preaching, teaching, choirs singing and long, spirit-filled prayers. I get to see old friends, meet new ones and hang out late into the night after playing volleyball and eating sunflower seeds while drinking tea by a bonfire. Then, we leave just as fast as quickly as we came.

Then I had to pack…

There’s just something about packing; I put it off till the last minute every single time. I’ll be gone for at least 2 months and I’m only taking a 44 liter backpack. So I have to be pretty conservative which wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I think I’ll do fine with what I have, plus I packed a suit and tie for a wedding that is first on the European agenda.

After getting most of the packing out of the way I went kayaking; who says Wisconsin is boring!? I feel like I’m having a vacation before a vacation.  Welcome to Wisconsin (or my life in Wisconsin, Lol)

So naturally the last thing I have to do before I leave is fix a defected ebay part on my car, which I will not bore you with the process. Let just say it was a great success.

Big thanks to my sister Irina and 2 other friends, Olesya and Anna for the 3 hour drive to the O’Hare Chicago airport. It’s always a fun time and I hope you all enjoyed your day in the city after throwing me out at the airport! (Just kidding…)

Stay tuned for more posts this whole summer, 2015!