7 days...wow. So much to do, and so little time! Luckily, I got most of my packing out of the way yesterday, and surprisingly, my bags only weighed about 65 pounds collectively (I was pretty exited about that). I decided to put everything into two rolling duffel bags, and I'll carry my hiking backpack and computer on the plane with me..And in case you are interested, here's an abbreviated list of what I am bringing:
-5 polos and a few nice shirts to wear during training (think business casual).
-A lot of thick-strapped tank tops.
-5 knee-length skirts.
-3 pairs of Bermuda shorts and 1 pair of regular (short) shorts :)
-Lots of running shorts and exercise shirts.
-1 bikini and 1 training suit (I know it's wishful thinking, but I would LOVE to be able to swim laps while I'm gone).
-1 pair of sweatpants, 1 sweatshirt and 1 long-sleeved shirt.
-Chaco sandals, running shoes, 1 pair of dressy sandals, 2 pairs of close-toed shoes, and 2 pairs of flip-flops from Old Navy.
-A sleeping sack and a small fleece blanket.
-Some activities I can do with kids, whether they be at school or my host home: Uno, a deck of cards, coloring books, colored pencils, stickers, etc.
-English conversation cards and my Spanish dictionary.
-A journal (apparently its a must) and a small photo album with pictures from home.
-For both of my host families, I am bringing oven mitts and a small candle as gifts.
Here's a picture from our fiesta last week on the last day of Spanish class. I will miss those kids!
I will try and write one more entry before I leave on Wednesday, so until then...
Besos y abrazos.