A pre-trip hike up Mt. Cardigan to fly the colors, our official flag for this trip.
Arriving at Logan, with two stacks of suitcases filled with goods that were cheaper to purchase in the US. Kudos to Delta, who moved us to the front of the line, comped all the bags, and upgraded our seats for free. Nice show of goodwill on their part.
Landing in Warsaw the next morning; Arnaud Michal (center) is loaning us his van to use for the first 10 days at no charge. Unlike rentals, we can take this one over the border into Ukraine.
NOT A TOY DANGER What a sad image, on the side of his van. Unfortunately, due to the brutality and callous disregard for human life displayed by the Russians, this is necessary in Ukraine.
Two more busloads of Ukrainian refugees arriving at the Tesco refugee center in Przemysl, looking to move on from here.
A few of our extra suitcases, full of lip balm (2100) and nail clippers (1000), both hard to find in bulk in Poland.
US GI's helping out at the refugee center in Przemysl.
Interesting marketing in Poland...
Glory to Ukraine!
Loading up for another big delivery, this time at the Makro food warehouse.
Cool van - Glory to Ukraine!
Artwork sent to refugee children from other kids around Europe.
We had dinner with the parents and sister of Mila, the woman staying at my home in Bedford with her husband Eugene (in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine).
A very common sight as we drive around Ukraine. Many major intersections and all bridges have bunkers near them.
The churches in Ukraine are beautiful
The next bunch of pics are from a, frankly, dreary former Soviet-era hospital now housing refugees from eastern Ukraine. They're orphans and large foster families; we're supplying them with food and misc. items.