Sunday, February 20, 2011

Free day!

Oh Sundays, the day of rest. A day where waking up at 10:30 in the morning now seems rather late in waking up. After being set to wake up at 5:45AM you can imagine my excitement over turning off my alarm clock.

Let's review shall we?
This whole week has been adjusting/orientation to the environment, so there will be a lot of pictures on facebook as soon as I can get to it. Being here feels like 10% percent army (with all the rules), 20% summer camp (with the uniforms) and 50% college dorms freshman year. It'll change though once we have our permanent groups and training starts next week.

My temporary group...I love these guys.
Since we don't have permenant groups til tomorrow, we've been assigned to temporary ones throughout the week. I absolutely love all of them, and our personalities are meshing together so well. We are outrageous and sarcastic...I hope my permenant team will be just as close as this group has gotten.

Also starting in the next few weeks is our training: physical training, CPR training, cooking training (though that's more for people who don't know how to cook all that well, I feel like I'll get kind of bored in that), and tool training. I'll be pretty happy to have a set schedule again, that was one thing at home I missed.

The town of Vinton is pretty small, but the people are extremely nice. It's a close knit community, and there's a few places that I've liked so far. There's an amazing Chinese restaurant that is super cheap and I'll most likely be spending my money there most of the time for lunch. I don't think anything is over $10.25.
Yeah, I'm gonna be such a regular.

These signs are all over Vinton. I feel like such a a small degree.

We've also explored the bigger city near by, which is Cedar Rapids. That was pretty fun. I didn't get a picture of it, but there was a billboard that said "single mother or meth?" Not the only two things you can do in Iowa, I would hope.

I'm out for now, but I'll keep you posted! Check out the pictures on either Facebook or Flickr!


  1. Cedar Rapids: Home of the fightan' Singlemoms

  2. What's the other 20%?

    Hopefully there's some math classes included in that training. lol