It was so nice to be home and sleep in my bed last night! So on Wednesday night we left Kirov at 8 p.m. on the overnight train, and we slept pretty well. We got into Moscow right around 10 a.m. Thursday morning where we were picked up and taken to the airport. We found a TGI Fridays and had a wonderful meal. It was a good thing that we stuffed ourselves because the food options on the plane were NOT wonderful at all. Our flight left at 3:30 and we got to New York at 5 p.m. It was a long flight with little sleep. There were some very "happy" Russians who were passing a bottle among themselves sitting in front of us. We got through immigration pretty fast and got our bags and rechecked them to KC.
Then the fun started, we had to leave Terminal 1 and go to Terminal 2, we had right around 1:10 until our next flight. We walked into Terminal 2 and there were probably about 400 people waiting to go through security. I looked at Randy and said that we were going to miss our flight. They were so disorganized and had no clue what to do with all of us. Finally they asked for all people who had 7-7:15 flights to follow them. We left Terminal 2 and went to Terminal 3, went to the basement and went through security there, we got through with 20 minutes until our flight. We started power walking/running. We got to our gate with 5 minutes to spare, and they were calling our name overhead!
We then had a short flight to Cincinnati, where we had to stay overnight. We caught our shuttle to our airport, and ordered a pizza, and then slept in some of the most comfortable beds ever! The best 7 hours of sleep. With our experience with JFK earlier, we opted to arrive very early at Cincinnati. Not necessary, we were very early and got through security in about 5 minutes! Oh well, better to be safe than sorry. We had one more short flight and then we were home. When we went to get our bags, we found out that our bags didn't make the plane in JFK, but they expedited them overnight to Cincinnati, and they were waiting for us in MCI.
My mom and Camden picked us up and it was so good to see the little mans smiling face! We had some friends bring us dinner last night, and it was so nice to not have to worry about dinner that night!