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!