Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Arriving in St. Paul

Today I arrived in St. Paul at about between 5:45 and 6:00 pm. We stopped in Dillingham and St. George Island on the way. I brought 50 pounds of meat as one of my bags, and all of my gear and clothes in my other checked bag. Only the meat made it, so we’re going to see if my bag makes it tomorrow. I also brought blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, kiwis, and grapes. The blueberries are one that I picked last week in Virginia while visiting my grandparents.
I was really nervous about coming out to the island because it was my first time traveling alone, but I’m here, and I’m alive. So everything was okay except that my flight was delayed for about an hour. When we finally got on the plane, 3 people decided to get off so they had to redo all of the weight balancing and paperwork. We ended up waiting about another half hour.
When I got here, we got the meat that I brought for the Kushins (the people that I’m staying with) and then came to the house for dinner. After dinner, Mrs. Kushin, Henry (son), Ashley (daughter) and Destiny (niece) went out to the cliffs to look at the seals and birds. It was a lot of fun to see the different birds and I can almost tell them all apart, but I’m still learning the differences between all of them.
I’m still really excited about getting to have this experience. I am extremely lucky that so many people have helped to make this trip possibly for me, and I will be eternally grateful.

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