Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our Last Days in Ukraine

Here are a few pictures from our last few days in Ukraine...

The next two pictures are how Xan and Brennan slept while we were waiting for our train from Melitopol to Kiev.

Brennan slept like that for 3 1/2 hours.

These pictures are of the sunset we saw while riding the train. It was magnificent!

We rode a trolley like thing up a really steep hill and this was the view of Kiev at the top of that hill. Spectacular!

I can not remember the exact name, but the tall, skinny building is a really nice hotel.

This is the former Communist Party's Headquarters. It sits on a hill called "Devil's Hill". See below for the ironic and funny story...

The story goes that many hundreds of years ago, before the buiding above existed, witches would have their parties at the top of this hill. Therefore, the locals began calling the hill, "Devil's Hill" Then, ironically, the Communist party built their headquarters on "Devil's Hill". The name fit perfectly!


JESSICA said...

Julie, Sasha is such a handsome young man! I know he is a blessed addition to your beautiful probably do need a girl though just to help even things out!

Marsha said...

So glad you are home safe and Sasha is now part of your family!!

George & Susan said...

I read this blog with tears of happiness in my eyes. What a wonderful blessing for your family. We can't wait to meet your new son! Love to all.

George and Susan