Well, I've got to tell ya...I've not had so much fun on a road trip in quite awhile! I can't wait to get my camera downloaded with the videos and pictures. (I forgot to bring the cable :-( ) These "kids" are great. I am having a fabulous time getting to know all of them, and it's only day 1.
This CIY is well thought-out. They've built in plenty of community time: time for group discussion as well as play. There's also personal encounter time with God. They just find a spot and read the Word or pray and worship or just write in their journals. I'm excited about this for myself as well as for them. I know when we have conferences with KFC, there's not a whole lot of personal time. Dinner is considered personal time. But at those functions unless you can manage to eat alone in your room - it's never personal time. So I'm overjoyed that's builot-in here. The music is of course fantastic! And I have the tub o'snacks in my room - so I get visitors which is another cool part. Even when it's after midnight. Yawn!!!! But thankfully enough, my body is so used to getting up before 8:00 a.m. our time (that's sleeping late for me-usually up around 5:30 a.m.) and it's an hour behind here. But that also means me and some girls didn't get to bed till around 3:00 a.m. our time.
And one thing's for sure - I will be getting my exercise! It's literally a walk uphill both ways experience since we have to use an overpass pedway to get to the meeting areas. Well...better go brush my teeth and get this day rolling!