bsu at the games

Erryday I’m boardin’ planes.

Look at all 300 lanes of traffic. Chicago rush hour has nothing on Moscow's.

Look at all 300 lanes of traffic. Chicago rush hour has nothing on Moscow’s.

So today was one of those super fun travel days. I’m really glad to finally be in Moscow. We spend one night here and head to Sochi first thing tomorrow. Third plane ride in three days? Sure. It all begins tomorrow! I can’t wait.

 

Angry...birds...burgers? This is hilarious, and no one will tell me it wasn't intentional.

Angry…birds…burgers? This is hilarious, and no one will tell me it wasn’t intentional.

Modified for non-American culture McDonalds! One of my favorite things about traveling is seeing how different McDonalds are in each country.

Modified for non-American culture McDonalds! One of my favorite things about traveling is seeing how different McDonalds are in each country.

Journey of a thousand miles begins with a party

Intense game of Heads up!

Intense game of Heads up!

This weekend, most of the people traveling to Sochi for BSU at the Games had a get-together including a small packing party and a giant sub sandwich.  I’m at the airport in Indy right now and sorting through the photos I took that night, and I want to say that I’m thankful to be here with some wonderful people. The bonding that comes with playing games and telling each other to unpack that third too many sweater will help us be a better working group in Sochi. I can’t wait. This is my first update of many, I hope. I will be sure to keep this blog as updated as wifi will allow over the next two weeks. Thanks again to everyone wishing me well! You can follow me on twitter @taylor_irby and instagram @taylor_irby for almost hourly updates, so long as I have wifi!

Packing party in the front, chatting party in the back.

Packing party in the front, chatting party in the back. THERE’S SO MUCH GOING ON HERE.

Intense checkers on the floor starring game master Tommy.

Intense checkers on the floor starring game master Tommy.

Meet D.S. and Bonu! Lovely people AND they speak Russian! They've been teaching us how to live in a non-English world! :)

Meet D.S. and Bonu! Lovely people AND they speak Russian! They’ve been teaching us how to live in a non-English world! :)

The packing party lead to tears over losing that one more sweater, happiness over no more packing stress, and an overall "YAY WE'RE ALMOST THERE!"

The packing party lead to tears over losing that one more sweater, happiness over no more packing stress, and an overall “YAY WE’RE ALMOST THERE!”