Trip Start Jul 03, 2013
17Trip End Aug 31, 2013
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I will be writing most of the travel blog. This means that the spelling will be interesting and imaginative. For all of those former teachers - this should be red pencil paradise!
Our trip has 3 parts
1. My art exhibit and presentation - which has become an event in itself
2. "Roots tours" through Poland, Belarus and Lithuania
July 3 Wednesday FLIGHT: NY > PARIS en route to WARSAW
We started our trip by saying our goodbyes to our friends. One of our friends, Renee Greer, took a photo of us in the lobby and ---- We are off!!! After the "photo op", we loaded the car and headed to JFK by way of Tommy in Merrick for Elaine to get a haircut. She looks absolutely fantastic - and I'm not just saying this because I am having a glass of wine in the Delta lounge. At last, it seems all of our hard work, especially Elaine's, is coming to fruition.
Of course, nothing ever goes exactly as planned….
July 4 Thursday FLIGHT: PARIS > WARSAW
Because our flight from NY to Paris was delayed for 2 hours, we barely made our connecting flight for Warsaw. When we arrived in Warsaw, our pre-paid car service was not there. Apparently, the transfer company’s driver did not check the flight status of our plane and arrived at the airport two hours before we did. We then took an airport cab to our hotel, The Bristol, a wonderful landmark hotel along the Royal Route in Warsaw. After a short rest, we went walking to Old Town and had dinner. Finally relaxing - just Old Folks in Old Town
Tomorrow we will be picked up at 9 AM by our host in eastern Poland, Tomek Wiesnewski, an award- winning filmmaker and owner/curator of an art gallery in Mikalowo. We look forward to touring with him along the route from Warsaw to Bialystok, where we will be staying. Of course, the much anticipated highlight will be on Sunday, the day of my art exhibit and presentation, now renamed "A Day of Jewish Culture".