Today I woke up after a solid five hours of sleeping in public to the sound of people going through security. I immediately thought, wow I am not sore from this bench and I actually feel good. I then got on my hour flight to Bethel, AK where I would wait a couple hours for the 206 to come get me. As I was waiting there were a couple other kids there trying to figure out if the plane that was currently landing was "it." Finally, it came and I think they were actually a little more excited than me.
After leaving Bethel I managed to work in 5.1 hours of flying. I could really feel a wall hit me on the last leg. Fortunately, (crazy person inside me talking) the wind was horrible so I was told on the radio I was going to have land downhill. There really are not words. As soon as I realized I had made it I took a deep breath and realized this is only day one. It only gets better from here. The people are great and the backdrop is marvelous. I have been listening to "Captivated" by Shawn McDonald a lot lately. Seems to be the soundtrack for this trip so far.
I also just want to say a HUGE thanks for everyone praying for me. Its pretty overwhelming to know so many have me in their prayers. I definitely need it along with these kids.
Above is the yellow beast. Keep in mind I took this about a half hour ago (9pm). Time for a shower and bed.