Saturday, June 13, 2009

On the Road Again

We got a good rain shower last night so I took a picture of Tanya's back flower garden this morning from our upstairs window. It looked prettty good after the rain and we hope will hold our garden until we get home again. It will come into full bloom over the next month or so.

Tanya and I are headed out sometime tomorrow to drive to Pereyaslav-Khmelnitski to visit friends. On Monday, we will go to Kyiv apply at the respective Embassies for a Russian visa for me and a Canadian visa for Tanya. I will use the trip also to follow up on some of my work regarding revitalizing the livestock industry in Ivankiv and Chornobyl Raions.

This will be my second cross country trek in our own car but at least this time Tanya will be navigating. Last fall Berny Wiens and I tried driving to Zaporizhzhia in the dark. Not a good idea.

Driving in Kyiv is a non-starter for me so we are either going to take the mini-bus from P-K or see if our friend Sasha will drive us. On Tuesday we will drive to Mironivka (also spelled Mironovka if you are Google Earth-ing) to visit a large American-owned feedlot and on Wednesday we will visit a feedmill and large pig enterprise near P-K.

Should be home Thursday night, all things being equal; Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise.


  1. Garden looks great. Hope you have lots to "beef" about when you get back.

  2. You're a braver man than I BF. Driving the Ukraine in the dark. See you when you get back.

  3. Why are there no vowels in all your cities???

  4. Silly Dana you have to buy a vowel. You should know that.


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