I want to thank my administration and colleagues at Southmoore for all of their support in this process!! Also thank you to my family and friends for their encouragement and prayers, especially my mother who so graciously dog-sits Tori as I go galavanting around the globe. You are all so special to me and mean more than you will ever truly know or what I could ever express.
And now, as I wait at Gate 6, I am having the first (doubtful the only) "panic" of this trip...I forgot to tie my tennis/walking shoes to my backpack's straps. I remembered toothpaste, nearly 200 donated pencils, cuff links, and my passport, but I'm short one set of walking shoes. LOL. I guess I already need to go shopping and get something special, perhaps made in Indonesia
May these next two weeks be a wonderful professional experience for my colleagues and I, and may you each virtually experience our adventures as we all roam the roads of lands remote together.