Friday, January 7, 2011

She's Off!

In Philly with my new Peace Corps buddy Pat. We stage tomorrow and meet all 68 trainees leaving for Thailand this weekend. The journey has started, although a bit convoluted. From Philly we take a bus to New York at 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, board the plane at 12:30 in the afternoon, fly to Tokyo, and then to Thailand and arrive midnight Monday night. We take a bus for an hour north of Bangkok, settle into a hotel and start training Tuesday morning at 8! We're in the army now....

Training will be an intense 10 weeks and blogging may be infrequent, but will keep you posted. Feeling pretty good about this with a mix of excitement, anxiety, and a bit homesick...


  1. Can't wait to hear more about all of the adventures. We miss you at home too, but will be visiting before you know it! :)

  2. I bet you'll be so busy learning the language and training with your new friends that you won't have time to be home least we hope so! Diana

  3. Hi Karen Jo,
    It's so good to hear how things are going with you and your group. Every day seems like such an adventure with all you are doing and!
    Glad to hear they are taking good care of you. Enjoy yourself with your host family, and I'll look forward to hearing all about things when you have internet access again.
    <3 Dianne