David has had the super cool opportunity to travel with his grandpa who travels periodically on church assignments. This trip he went to Yeketerinburg. He also got to go to St. Petersburg and even spent a day in Moscow, where he hopefully met my brother's fiance for the first time. By the looks of things, David has managed to stay pretty busy making new friends and performing recitals and firesides on the piano.
Even though he was a little nervous before he left, he seems to have adapted well. We keep reminding ourselves that "no news is good news." David isn't really the type to write home much, so we've been grateful for facebook. We can tell what cities he's visited by the comments and messages left by his new Russian friends.
Before he left, David had the pleasure of signing all sorts of official legal documents (i.e. passport, visa application, etc.) He even lost his drivers' license and had to go through all that again, all the while moaning about why on earth you would ever need a signature. Shouldn't you just be able to write or type your name? Apparently, since he's been gone, he has had some practice working on his signature. His autograph is in hot demand. I'm excited to see how much it has improved when he gets home.