Wednesday, March 16, 2011

smile you're in casablanca!

There was a sticker with that phrase on each customs office door at the airport.  :)  getting through the airport was easy enough and the customs officer even wished me an early happy birthday!  That and a whistled/fluted version of the beatles, yesterday was playing while i waited in line.  so far so gooood.

My favorite question to ask other volunteers is:  what is the strangest thing you packed?

Here are several answers:  pee cup (it is something very strange for girls to use to pee standing up), rain boots, solar charger for an ipod, dvd's (he didn't say which dvd's they were) a football, a camp shower, and a lot of undecideds because we all have no idea what we packed let alone in which bag it is....sooo i'll update this list as I think of it because i like hearing peoples answers.

For me:   mouse traps.  i'm not taking any chances.

camels: still zero
ankles:  only american.
playgrounds complete with jungle gyms, swings, sea-saws and slides:  two.  moroccans seem to love playgrounds.
women in designer brands:  many, many, many at the airport.  mainly it was the shoes because thats all you could really see.  Oh and purses.  crazyyy

current book:  wind up bird chronicles- because my life isn't strange enough already!

Today I saw many many donkeys, cows and sheep.  Luckily I haven't eaten any of them yet.... little McClukster wasn't so lucky- that was lunch!     I did however eat grain flavored yogurt. There were little chunks of wheat though out the entire dish.  you better believe if you visit i'll be giving some to you to try!

Today was round one of shots and i'm not talking tequila.  Round two is tomorrow.  good thing i don't have to worry about rabies now.  even though i would make foaming at the mouth look good.

love love love and miss you all.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

And we're off!!!!

helloooo blog readers!  

While my sisters and brother and law are currently the only followers, I thought I would start this blog right now.

I'm in Philly getting ready to board a bus bound for New York Airport.  I had quite the difficult time re-packing all of my stuff.  I'm testing the limits of every zipper on every bag...lets hope I can carry them!

Last night I went to downtown philly and saw the liberty bell!  what up founding fathers!!  It was neat.

We land in Casablanca at 6:30am tomorrow (so, midnight in ohio).  Then we hop on a bus for three hours to meet our medical officer where we will be re-medically cleared.

Camels seen:  0
marriage proposals: 0
ankels seen:  lots, but its in america so it doesn't count.
clogger: met and very strange.
OWL:  also strange.

It was a good thing there was a Target right next to the hotel because I forgot a couple of things:  a razor and chocolate.  Thank you, Target!

Okay, I promise these posts will get better.  Until then, peace out team!


Sunday, March 6, 2011


Had a great party last night.  So great to see so many wonderful people.

Check back here over the next two years where I will be posting my adventures!