Well, we made it to Miami in once piece! Yea! :) It only took 11 hours to get here. We left at 4:30 am and arrived in Miami around 3. The van ride was bearable. I rode shotgun with Deanne (Team Leader) for the first 6 hours, so I had to stay awake with her. It wasn't too bad because we got to listen to some good COUNTRY music!
As we were driving down here, I couldn't help but think about how crazy my life is. Crazy in a good way. I drove down to a part of the country I've never been to before with 10 people I met a month ago, to work with people I've never met before. I can't say that I ever imagined my life would be include this experience. I feel truly blessed and in the same breath, I know that this is going to be a challenging time. Our house that we are living in is a four bedroom, two bath, single story, with a small kitchen and a central living room. It sounds like it would be a good size, but it's pretty small. I'm sharing a room with Meredith, Jen and Whitney-- we have named our room, "The Oldtimers Room" because out of the Corps Member girls, we are the oldest--me being the grandma of the group.
This morning we had a brief orientation to Virginia Key plants (exotic and native). We haven't gone out to the island yet, but the pictures they showed us this morning are beautiful.
Not much more to write for now. Grace and Peace!