Today began the first leg of our journey to Port-au-Prince. More than half of our delegation arrived in time to meet, dine and discuss our expectations and hopes for Haiti as well as share stories of the road. The banter was generally lighthearted as we got to know one another better. There were fish stories, the sharing of experiences in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (as well as discussions and comparisons to other parts of the world), discussion of local arts and crafts and a revelation that the group would be photographed and interviewed throughout the next few days.
All-in-all, a good start to our program. Tomorrow morning we will leave for Port-au-Prince. Tonight we will rest looking forward to beginning our work tomorrow.