Jody's Peace Corps Experience

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Yay! More Pics!

Hi all, I just wanted to let you know I put photos up of a trip I took to a cave, some pics of my new host niece, and, what everyone has been waiting of Mom and Dad's visit! The photo albums are called Cave Adventure, The New Babe, and Mom and Dad's Visit. Click on the link at the right under Photo Album.

I have booked my ticket home and I will be flying into Minneapolis on June 9! I can't believe that the time is so close to being finished here in the Philippines. I'm finishing up my last project for RSCC as well as working with a couple of other volunteers on some of their projects too.

Mom and Dad's trip was so amazing! It was really cool to have them here and meet my friends and host family as well as see where I work (and play!). As you will see from the photos, we got to many places and had a lot of fun. We started out in Manila and then went on our beach vacation to Cebu. While in Cebu, we hung out on the beach, did a city tour, and even crossed the chanel to Bohol.

After the beach, we headed up to the mountains to see the famous Banaue Rice Terraces (the 8th Wonder of the World), Sagada caves and then on to my stomping grounds in Baguio City/La Trinidad. Mom and Dad's visit went way too fast, but it was great!

Batch 264's Close of Service was held at the end of February. The whole group of us got together to talk about our experiences, what we've learned about ourselves, and how to plan for our future. Sessions were also held about all of the paperwork that we have to do before they let us out of the country (There is just as much to do to get out as there was to get in!), about service programs in the states to participate in, educational opportunities, etc. And the big finish was a huge photo slideshow that I put together with the help of about 5 other volunteers. It made everyone a little misty eyed and reminded us of the great times we've had during our two years! **TEAR**