So much has happened in the past few days. Wait, so much has happened in these past few weeks. I thought for sure I would be blogging about my experiences frequently but I have so much going on that I'm overwhelmed and can't even remember everything that has happened since I left. It has been so amazing.

I guess I should start with my current status: I have arrived in Perry Point, Maryland and am wrapping up my second day of in-processing for AmeriCorps NCCC. I'm not sure I have ever been happier to be in a place away from "home." I don't know where to start. Where did I last leave off? Hold on...

Oh wow. There's a lot to tell. Ok, New Orleans was fun. Duh. Our hosts, a house full of college students, were generous with their time and sincerity, showing us the city in it's glory and sadness, welcoming us with a place to sleep, and giving us friendship. I look forward to going back some time and spending more time exploring, but the areas I explored were neat. And yes, the truth about the city and it's people needing help with cleanup and rebuilding is true. Very true.

Birmingham, Alabama: is not a travel destination. There really isn't much to do, and we found out upon arrival that our hosts lived 15 minutes outside the city. We lacked our own transportation & the buses don't run out there so we spent most of our time at their house. They were fun hosts-- we ate dinner together, talked A LOT, they took us out to a club opening, and showed us around the city. It was a lot of fun.

DC, great too.

I have so much to tell! Unfortunately it's 12:30 am for me right now (10:30 pm Utah time) and I have to be up in 7 hours for another long day. I love my life.

Safe, sound and happy-- more to come soon.


  1. I am sooo glad my baby is safe and sound and starting her new adventure! You are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the positive attitude! You really should write a book!!!
    Love you more than ever,

  2. Hi sweatheart, I have been waiting and watching to see how the great adventure is unfolding. I am too very proud and keep you in my thoughts daily. Keep safe and enjoy. It will be both tough and rewarding.........but that won't be difficult that is what we were all raised to enjoy and excel at. Love you Auntie K

  3. I meant to say sweetheart! oh well.......I guess it is a bit sweat and sweet.

    Auntie K


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