Hi everyone. I am obviously still in the good old USA, but I wanted to give a HUGE thanks to everyone who donated to my trip. I have already raised more than 3,500 dollars! Those of you who didn't contribute financially: thanks for all the times you have asked me about my trip preparations. As my departure date draws nearer, I really appreciate all your enthusiasm and understanding.
I bought airplane tickets today, so my trip is beginning to seem more real. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I prepare to leave the country!