Our trip to the DRC started with a flight from LAX to Istanbul. We had a twenty hour layover in Turkey, which was fantastic. We got to sleep in a hotel bed (what a luxury after a 13 hour flight!) and visit the Hagia Sophia. Lucy has been talking about Turkey ever since we arrived. “It’s a very fancy country,” she says anytime that her trip to Turkey comes up in conversation. “Very fancy.”
Once we arrived in the DRC, we were excited to spend lots of quality time as a family of four!
We also were able to spend lots of time with other adopting families while we were in Kinshasa. All of us loved getting to know these families, especially Lucy who was grateful for some friends her own age.
We didn’t get to leave the hotel a ton–and when we did we were strongly discouraged from taking pictures–but we did get to visit the Congo River one day
And spend quality time with Congolese friends!
We also got to spend Easter and Lucy’s birthday in Kinshasa!
But mostly our trip was about spending quality time as a family together!