I'm at staging in Philadelphia! everything has gone really good so far. Flight went smoothly, and about 8 of us got to baggage at the same time and took a shuttle together to the hotel. We checked in, got our rooms, registered with Peace Corps, got our spending money, went out to dinner as a group of 24, then about 10 of us went to a freaky bar afterward, finally getting back to the hotel at about midnight.
This morning we had a trip to the clinic at 7:00am, got a yellow fever shot only (rest to come in Zambia), and then have had free time the rest of the morning. Most of us spent our time walking around exploring Philly and seeing a few of the sights. Orientation sessions start at 12:30pm.
Lots of snow here!