It's almost over....today is my final day at home, tonight will be my final night in my bed...IF I get to sleep at all.

It was so sad when the "final" things started happening...the final trip to church, the final Book Barn day, the final Sci-Fi night....

I am up and I am going to take a shower and then pack like mad. According to my lists, I have everything I need and most of what I want. Also, I'm about half packed. The things that I am still lacking are in the teaching/gift area and can be remedied today without too much hassle...

I also have to find a bill, a CD of camera software, e-mail a few people, and download as many mp3's as possible from my larger computer. Somehow I forgot I had to do that :-) I'll end up not bringing most of them...but a girl can try, right? ;-)

I hope I get done with time enough to say goodbye to Joplin...

Thursday, August 1st

  • pack
  • go over my room and try to think of more things to pack
  • e-mail
  • buy gifts
  • pick out my clothing for the next week
  • freak out....

Friday, August 2nd

  • 2:00pm arrive at the Consulate General of Japan in Kansas City for a Pre-Departure meeting from 2:30-5:00
  • 5:30pm-7:30 - attend a Japanese-style reception for participants and immediate family
  • 8:00+ see a final movie with friends (Signs)
  • TRY not to lose it

Saturday, August 3rd

  • 6:30am - depart for Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • 9:20am - depart from Kansas City
  • 10:43am - arrive in Minneapolis
  • 11:45am - depart for Narita

Sunday, August 4th

  • 2:00pm+1 - arrive in Tokyo
  • change clothes and relax
  • wander around Tokyo to find dinner and make phone calls/find an internet cafe

Monday, August 5th

  • Attend Orientation
  • change clothes and relax
  • wander around Tokyo to find dinner and make phone calls/find an internet cafe

Tuesday, August 6th

  • Attend Orientation
  • change clothes and relax
  • wander around Tokyo to find dinner and make phone calls/find an internet cafe

Wednesday, August 7th

  • Depart for my host institution. Luckily for me, it will only be about a 15-25 minute journy via train.
  • see my new home

Flight Information:

NW224 Kansas City/Minneapolis 9:20am/10:43am
NW83 Minneapolis/Narita 11:45am/2:00+1pm

My Probable Hotel Information

Tokyo Hilton Hotel
6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 81-3-33445111
Fax: 81-3-33426094

Main Hotel Information - in case I'm not at the other one...

Keio Plaza Hotel
Address: 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 81-3-33440111
Fax: 81-3-33458269

Host Insititution Information

Kawaguchi Board of Education
2-1-1, Aoki, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama-ken 332-8601
JAPAN

This contact information is for emergencies. I hope I'll be updating all of you very soon with the address of my apartment and some phone numbers...and also my cool cell phone e-mail address ;-)

I must get to packing.....

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