March 10,2013 First Day of Travel

We have made it safely to the Dominican Republic!!! All of our flights were on time and as far as I know, we didn’t have any problems going through security or customs. Our first flight from Memphis to Miami was on a pretty small plane and it was just starting to rain as we were boarding. It started out a little bumpy, but it was just fine. From Miami to Santo Domingo our plane was much larger (I totally thought it would have been the other way around) and I was beside a very nice lady from Mexico. When we were leaving the airport in the Dominican Republic, we were greeted by a huge crowd of people who I guess were waiting on family and friends to arrive (we felt a little bit like celebrities walking down the red carpet). That is where we met our travel leaders with the Foundation for Peace. We walked to our bus, got it loaded up, and were on our way to the house after that! I learned several things on our journey from the airport to the house 1. I’m really glad that I don’t have to drive the bus, 2. Stoplights have countdown timers (which I think are pretty cool), 3. Stop signs appear to be optional???, and 4. People really like to honk their car horns. I couldn’t really tell much about the city since it was dark, so I’m excited to see everything in the light in the morning! We are off to a great start to this awesome week!

Hannah Waldron

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3 thoughts on “March 10,2013 First Day of Travel

  1. I am very glad that everything went well with the flights and that you arrived safely at your destination. Your journey from the airport to the house reminded me so much of driving in Memphis! Have a great week and I am proud of you all.

    May God bless and keep you,
    Paulette Palmer

  2. Hello,
    I’m so glad that all of you have arrived safely in the DR. Have a wonderful and productive week.
    Stay safe!
    Blessings,
    Connie Cupples

  3. Glad your group made it safely. I have enjoyed hearing about the goat and pigeons. You have seen many interesting sights and can’t wait to see pictures. I know your group has done a great deal of service for the people there. Enjoy the rest of your time there and safe travel home. Blessings.

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