We’re still on day one here…
Today has felt like the day that doesn’t end. I finally met 12 or so of my group members. I was so nervous for nothing. The moment I met two other group members we hit it off and starting talking and asking questions and were all so relieved that so far everyone was cool. Seriously felt like I could breathe again.
Then we found out since our next flight was delayed that we would be going to a hotel soon. But, not for another 2 hours!!! Seriously could I possibly spend any more time in this same terminal. Thankfully a couple more group members showed up and we decided to explore. We hopped on the airport train and rode over to another terminal with more food. Finally to get some real food in my body made me soooo happy! It was such a blast getting lost in the airport to find food and it was so worth it.
Finally at 5:30pm we got picked up and taken to the hotel. Mind you I was at the airport since like 7am. Then we got another dinner that the airline provided and it was suprisingly edible. It was even good. A few more girls from our group met up with us. It was such a bonding experience; asking questions and joking and just having a carefree good time. Lots of laughter. Its been so interesting and real!
I say interesting in a good way, because it was the first time I was with the group and I was happily suprised at how well we got along and yet how different we all were. It was refreshing because we are all jews and I guess I didn’t know what to expect since I’m not from an area with many jews.
It’ll be interesting to see how this trip goes and it hasn’t even started. It stills feels so unreal!! I’m hoping that tomorrow things will go more smoothly. I pray for us to have a safe trip and to be protected.
Today has been so long, I’m so tired and ready to sleep, to hopefully be well rested for the exciting trip ahead.