Nearly got the money for it! Thanks in no small part to the encouragement from one of my best friends, Kim, I'm almost about to reach my dream! I nearly have enough money to go! I won't go into the details of how, but I am very much in her debt. Planning on going in December 2011 (booking a year in advance gets you a discount with this tour group). SO EXCITED!
Nearing the end of the fall semester. Need to finish strong!
More later when I can!
EDIT: Decided on Summer 2012 trip. Much better weather.