Thursday, October 18, 2007
I Made It!!!
I can't believe I'm really in Macedonia! Other moments I feel at home already. I was a little nervous about traveling overseas by myself. But it turned out to be a piece of cake. I had a stop in ATL and one in DC. Then I had a 6hr layover in Vienna. Well I couldn't just sit in the airport for 6 hrs. So I found a train downtown and walked around for an hour or so and then found aother train back to the airport. I slept most of the way to Vienna. When I got through customs, I was shocked to find a man loading my luggage onto a cart. He asked me if I spoke German in German. I didn't know what to say so I just smiled and looked confused and then we continued communicating through hand signals. I was met outisde the airport by Jeff, Amy,(missionaries in Skopje) and Jovan. They somehow loaded all of my "heavy" luggae into their van/station wagon. We saw some cows chillin on the roadside one we got there. Jovan left after he got his Dr. Pepper, haha. Jeff and Amy took me downtown before dinner to walk around. A very famous singer in Macedonia died 2 days ago so almost everyone is mourning and playing his music in their stores. We went to this awesome Macedonian restraunt for dinner. After dinner we walked by "Coffee Row" which is just this street with coffe shop after coffee shop where people get together and drink coffee on couches and chairs. It was so beatutiful! Next we went to see Brian, Mandy, and little Kate at the hospital! She is so beautiful! The Davises are great people! I can tell they are going to be great to work with. They have been working so hard, even with the baby on the way, to get ready for Melanie and I. Well, I went to bed at 9pm and didn't get out of bed till 11:30 am! ha ha. I guess I needed it. That's all for now. More pictures and stories to come!