I'm about to leave! My flight takes off at 8:45 tomorrow morning for LaGuardia where I will be spending two days at a Pre-Departure Orientation. It's a chance to meet the other people I am going to Russia with, prepare for culture shock, and reminders to stay safe. I have been packing like crazy for the last week and saying good-bye to friends and family. I think I have everything I need packed and my suitcase weighs about the airline limit. It's going to be hard to make it through Moscow, but I'll manage!