We had a WONDERFUL experience today! We stood on American soil! Yes, we went to the American embassy to get Maisie’s passport. Let me just say, I think we had culture shock at the embassy. The people helping us were actually HELPING us!!! They smiled, explained things nicely, and were just all around happy people to us! Yes, they could have been faking it, but that’s ok! I was thankful for the smiles. Most of all though, I was thankful for the timely manner in which we were helped. We were in and out of that place in about half an hour! I think if it were at the French embassy (no offense Frenchies!!!) it would have taken at least three hours. No joke. Here is Maisie being proud to be an American! They gave her an American flag…to poke her eye out.