We made it to Almaty. Maia was great on the plane. We sat near the engine/propellers, so my head is still 'loud' from the 4 hours of loud noise. (The rap music here in the internet cafe isn't helping my head much...)
We are safe and sound - but no phone or internet in the apartment, so we'll be spending some time at the internet cafe to communicate with people at home, people here in Almaty and Masha back in Petropavlovsk.
So far, there is good news. It's looking like we'll be to keep our Sunday tickets!! Maia's passport came today and there's a chance we get to leave as scheduled. WOW! When does that happen? We'll see - but I'm hopeful at the moment. It's been a long day (but fine) so I'm grasping at all straws dangled out in front of me.
We are fine - but ready to be home. So, let's hope Sunday works out!!
Weather here is nice - much warmer than Petropavlovsk, so that's a boost for us too. We're ready for spring.