We Made It!
June 23, 2017
We made it! For those of you who weren’t there, we arrived at the PDX airport at 4:30 a.m. and exited the Slovene airport at 5 p.m. the next day. That is 24 hours of airplanes, airports, and Zurich. At our layover in Newark, New Jersey, we spent most of our time looking for inexpensive food. After our seven hour flight to Zurich, Switzerland, we took to the town and went on a free walking tour around old town Zurich, learning about culture and architecture. We finally boarded the airplane for a one hour flight to Slovenia where Stephanie picked us up from the airport and promptly took us to the training facility we will be at until Sunday morning. Our first substantial meal was stuffed bell peppers with mashed potatoes and gravy on the side. Later that night, we were all awoken to the sound of a thunderstorm that roared through the skies. The next day we learned the ins and outs of Slovene culture and drove to Lake Bled (pronounced: "blade") where we ate ice cream and swam. We are finishing up the day by writing this blog post outside being assaulted by troves of bugs.