The first couple of days on the trip have been fun and hard. We miss everything about our old lives, but being on the trip is awesome. We are at my grandmas house right now and its nice to be surrounded by family that we don't see a lot. I am super excited to get out of the country and see Ireland; It's been very hot in Chicago and Springfield, so I am ready for some cold and rainy weather. The hard thing is not that I miss my home a lot, right now it still feels like a vacation, but it is the idea of not seeing Boise and my friends for 10 months that freaks me out.