Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Just a quick update before we leave the country.

Our final evening in this great nation of ours was spent well. We went to the place of its foundation, saw Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, tipped our symbolic hats and said adieu by eating a cheeseburger. We leave for Africa tomorrow with the other 34 members of our training group to begin our training. The last two days have been spent getting to know what the Peace Corps is and who we will be spending our time with, both of which we are truly pleased with and excited about. This is the point where our contact becomes a bit sporadic, but we will let everyone know how the elephant caravan to our training center goes as soon as we get the chance.

Much Love,

Jay and Hil


Alex and Kelly said...

Yay!! Best of luck to you--have a blast!!

pamela steakley said...

Dear Jay and Hilary: It's Here! And You're There!!! The anticipation and excitement have become reality! I imagine that this post finds each of you exhausted and exhilarated! You both are going to make a difference in the world that we live in. You will have an impact on people's lives, and in exchange, they will make a difference in yours! You, your family, friends, and loved ones will be in our daily thoughts and prayers as you are involved in the work and mission of the illustrious Peace Corps! We love you both!!! Much Love, Pam, Scarlett, Zollie, Jessica, and the girls, Anna & Maggie

Zollie Steakley said...

Can't wait to read your first post-USA post!

I'll be keeping track of your adventure and look forward to sharing it with you both from afar!

The Hammonds Family said...

Hey Tubs and boyfriend. Miss you guys so much but am still so proud. We're keeping your faces fresh in bear bear's mind so she doesn't forget her Aunt ReeRee and OJ.

Jeneke said...

We love y'all! This is such a fantastic experience! Can't wait to hear more about your adventures!
Jeneke, Juniper, and Nikolai