Less than twenty-four hours after our staging event (first day of training), and life as a Peace Corps trainee is already an adventure. We arose at o’dark thirty this morning for a bus departure time of 2:30am. Would you believe that it is more cost efficient to host us in Philadelphia and shuttle us to JFK than renting hotel and conference rooms in the Big Apple?
Some of us didn’t bother trying to sleep last night–and some of them shut their eyes for three hours the night before while flying to Philadelphia. The bus ride to New York City might have been killer, but I’m thankful that staging took place close enough for my family to drive me there.