<Day 1: I wrote this in the airport before departure> Last night I had a lot of packing and homework to do - I ended up staying up ALL night. Boy was I tired today! This morning I flew across the state to visit my family for the day, prior to my departure on the red eye. It was a great day, just spent hanging out and relaxing. I got a pedicure with mom and grama, and did a little shopping with my aunt. Loved spending the day with family.
My family is worried about my traveling alone. It actually got me a little nervous. I'm going to take it as a good thing and really be prepared. I've been so excited about the turtle project that I haven't been as diligent in preparing for travel overseas. I purchased a Costa Rican Spanish phrase book by Lonely Planet. The thing I'm most nervous for is communicating - my Spanish is so rusty. Immersion is the key, and I'm hoping it will be like riding a bike! Currently just waiting at Gate A8 - ready to get on board so I can SLEEP! Last night's all nighter is catching up to me :)