Dear Parents and Friends,
After 21 hours (including flight delays) to South Africa, then an undoubtedly feverish sleep, the girls moved on to Zambia in the wee hours of your own nightly slumber. We have heard from the teachers that the group has arrived at the semester's starting point overseas. The group is rightfully exhausted. When I heard from Shannon, the girls were cooling off in the accommodation's pool, "The girls just jumped into the pool and the campground is ringing with girl screams. Spirits are higher than I can believe. Yes, tired. But buzzing. Know what I mean?"
Later tonight the group will enjoy an early dinner, take some time for orientation and group-bonding activities, and most likely head off to bed before 9pm. This time travel business is exhausting! So, now that you know the group has made it safely to our initial international destination, you can finally take a deep breath and relax! You deserve a round of applause. This was no small undertaking getting your daughters ready for their semester overseas! Now it's time to sit back and enjoy their adventures from afar.
Thanks for all you've done and will continue to do to support your daughters during this experience.