Friday, October 14, 2005

Miami

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!

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Grandma, huh? Well, I still love you, and don't worry cause at least Sean and Sara are older then you! Love you

Sorry Sar!

Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)