I just finished my training seminars for the day, and I am full of nervous energy ( but in a positive way) right now. Today was a mix of saftey and awareness training, cross-cultural issues, and general travel details. At the end of the day, we were split into groups and were asked to portray one of the concepts we talked about. Since I'm the only one with an instrument, I was asked to come up with a song. A few of my new friends jumped in to help me out. By the way, two of the girls here, Becca and Liza, are fellow Appalachian State University graduates... we've had a great connection so far. So we, along with my "roomate", Blair, came up with a Peace Corps/Gambia version of Rocky Top. It was perfect, really... three of us lived in the Appalachian mountains so we figured a bluegrass song was appropriate... Rocky top is the theme song for University of Tennessee, which, coincidentally has the mascot of the "Volunteer"... and my brother and sister-in-law are Tennessee graduates. They would have been very proud! Tomorrow we get to go through a bunch of immunizations and then head to the airport, so my next blog with probably be from Africa!