I AM IN PHILADELPHIA!! I've met so many different walks of life here - people from the east coast all the way stretched across the west coast. Those from South America to all the way up to Canada! Young and old. It's all pretty exciting, and everyone is very nice & so diverse. And everyone is beyond excited.
We went through the basic orientation: who we (PC) are, what to expect, etc. And I learned quite a bit - but most of the information was general. We were informed we'd get more detailed information when we arrive in country. I'm excited to start training.
Anyway - we ended finishing right around 7:00pm so we gathered a group to go out for sushi. Long story short - we ended up walking 1,000 blocks to find the place to eat - it ended up being BYOB - so we all wanted either wine or beer. Me and two other PCTs, Nick and Nate, walked another 1,000 blocks to find the wine shop (due to some weird law, beer & liquor aren't sold in the same place) and because it was so far away - we skipped the beer. Walked back to Fat Salmon and found out the most amazing news ever: they hadn't been served their sushi yet!! We had assumed they had already indulged in their meal and was just waiting for us to get back. After dinner Sara and I were quite interested in the pool and spa & got bad news about how it closed at 10:00pm... and it was 10:07pm. Boo. It was off to bed from there.
Ended up trying to organize my carry-on, watched Dirty Dancing with my roomie, Ashley and chatted on Skype with Chris (which was really frickin neat-o), and am off to bed.
Gotta get up at 5:30am tomorrow to get ready for the day - vaccinations at 7:15am. Whoo-hooo
I'll fill everyone in tomorrow.