HELLO! I'm writing this from Gate 4 in the Lufthansa terminal at JFK International Airport in New York. The past few days have been a blur of house cleaning, car-selling, tearful goodbyes, and authentic Mexican food. Yesterday we flew from Raleigh to Philadelphia for our first official Peace Corps Training Session. As soon as we started talking to our fellow Volunteers, we could tell we were in the right place -- there's 63 of us going to Azerbaijan, and everyone here is smart, outgoing, and kind. We had a great dinner last night, and then promptly fell asleep. Today, we rode a bus from Philly to New York, and took a scenic tour of Brooklyn on the way. Made it through the ticketing line, and on through security.
We've got just a few minutes till we board our plane -- first we fly into Frankfurt, Germany and then we fly to Baku, Azerbaijan. We'll end up at our destination around 9pm Friday night. Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to GO FOR IT! We'll keep you updated.
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