02 February 2009

And I'm off!

I was up this morning at 4:10 to get ready! Luckily, I packed and re-packed three times yesterday so I was good to go this morning!

Me and my 77 lbs. of luggage (literally - and that's only the checked stuff) made it safely to the CVG airport. I kissed my parents good-bye and I was off!

Don't let this luggage fool you b/c it's spread out - the stuff on the left is 77 lbs. combined! And it all tips forward ... I think after Peace Corps, I'll design luggage that doesn't tip.

Now I'm at the Holiday Inn in the Historic District in Philadelphia. All the volunteers are here tonight for a 'staging event' and then tomorrow we get shots and head to JFK airport.

And, yeah, I realized when re-reading paperwork, we're taking a bus to JKF. I just assumed we were flying. I hope it's one big bus b/c there are around 22-25 of us and we all have lots of luggage!

For the last few weeks, I've been trying to make my rounds to see everyone. Despite the ridiculous snow storm in Cincinnati, I did get to see my friend Amanda.

Which, by the way, (and this may sound shallow - my apologies!), but be prepared to see lots of pictures of me without make-up. I am generally a girl who wears make-up, but I'm taking a brief hiatus from eyeshadow while I'm in Peace Corps : )

Amanda and me

And I also got to see Lisa and Kevin, yay!

Kevin and Lisa

Well, I think I'm going to find my way to the art museum. It's the one they used in Rocky where he ran up the steps. Pretty cool!
Casey : )


Anonymous said...

It was great seeing you. I'm glad you made it there safe. I'm so....happy you have this blog so we can stay in touch, and I can see pictures. Good Luck and call, email, blog, or myspace me anytime. ~Amanda~

Lesley said...

I hope you are doing well with your host family. Can't wait to hear from you!