So turns out last night after I posted we were able to shower and get to know our coordinator and translator for a few hours. We did not have to head to the train until 9. Not really sure how that happened, but we just don't ask questions. :) You really have to be ready to just go with the flow. (of course, easier said than done for me)
We are now in our hotel in Vologda and getting ready to go eat breakfast. After breakfast we will be going to the ministry of education to officially receive our referral and then head to the orphanage to meet baby sister.
We are traveling with another couple who will be meeting their son. They are really nice and it is great to share this experience with another couple.
After the plane for one night of sleep and the train for the next night of sleep it is an understatement to say we are tired! Hopefully we will get a better night of sleep tonight.
We should be able to post about our first visit tonight!