Sunday, August 24, 2008

The hardest part is...

...packing.

The directions from the Semester at Sea website tell me to "Lay out everything that you think you need, put back half, and then pack what's left." Well that's really too difficult for me and I'm sure that the Semester at Sea folks wrote that suggestion thinking about people that pack WAY more than I do. So I'll be fine.

Anyways...just to let you know, the purpose of this blog is to follow my adventures as I spend 108 days sailing around the world. I use the word "sailing" very liberally here. I'll actually be on a cruise ship with 800 other students and faculty and staff to support us along the way. I *plan* on updating the blog daily. It will be very informal and then I'll send out more formal, weekly emails. I'll put the time that I would normally watch Grey's/Desperate Housewives/Gossip Girls into writing updates so I'm pretty sure that will work out.

So...great. That's the first blog entry. I leave Hanover at 3pm tomorrow. I'm about a quarter of the way packed and running out of room in my suitcases already. I've never actually in my entire life spent this long away from Hanover and I've only been to four foreign countries. So there will be many adventures to be had *down under*.

4 comments:

lidels88 said...

Dear Elizabeth Mitchell,
Unfortunately your reputation preceded you, and we no longer want you on this ship. Simply put, we do not have enough anti-biotics, and you do not have enough altoid cases.
Sincerely yours,
The Powers that Be.

Mallory McQueen said...

Have an awesome time and be sure to keep me updated!! Cape Town is going to be the best part of your trip, I'm just going to tell you in advance, haha. I'll try to think of some wicked things for you to do while you're there for that week (sky diving is DEFINTELY one of them). Ahhh, I remember when I was there in the winter and everyone thought we were on the Semester at Sea ship and we were all like "HELLLLZ no" haha. But anyway - safe travels and take LOTS of pictures!!! -mallory

Loren said...

hey love, put me on the weekly email list! xoxo!

Debbie said...

Dear Elizabeth Bray Mitchell, This is your mother speaking....Please try to be a good girl and keep your legs crossed at all times. Seriously, have the time of your life. I'm not sure about the sky-diving, though. Can't wait to read the next blog and email. All my love, MOM