Or so we hope. Gary received his final medical clearance today. Teresa got hers two weeks ago. Our departure date has also been moved up and given travel to the East coast takes a whole day, looks like we will be leaving Phoenix on July 31. We also received our “mentor” assignment today. Each volunteer is given a mentor who is currently in Botswana. We have participated on one conference call and one google hangout with more of both to come. Lots of tips about what to bring and what not to bother with. Still very intimidating but when we get back from our cross country trip, we will focus and figure it out. In the meantime, having a great time seeing the USA , appreciating the creature comforts we take for granted, and reconnecting with old friends. Been studying Setswana pretty intently too!