Just to let everyone know what I've been up to...
Had to get up at about 3:45am to get to the airport. From there I flew to Portland, and then Seattle, and finally Kona! The flight was pretty much fine. It was pretty bumpy, but otherwise. I got some really gross food, watched Black Swan (which was edited and really good!) and part of Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
I got in to Kona at about 11:30, Hawaii time (three hours earlier than Oregon.) It's a little more dry and rocky here than I expected, but still so beautiful. Yesterday it was pretty cloudy and rainy, which they said is unusal. Oh well, it was nice to not have a super hot first day. I spent a couple hours doing registration and getting my ID and stuff. Then I hung out and wandered the base with various people. I've already made a lot of friends, mostly in my DTS, but some from other schools too. There's one other girl from my DTS in my room, as well as six other girls. (2 from Canada and the rest from the States.) There are tons of people from Oregon and Washington here. One of my roommates is from Portland.
After dinner, (the food here isn't very good, kind of cheap seeming, but there's at least nice salad) I pretty much spent the night unpacking. My room is disgustingly filthy and pretty crowded, so we're going to do some cleaning and get some storage containers and organize over the weekend. I got a decent sleep.
Today's been pretty busy. We had breakfast, then a big Hawaiian welcoming ceremony and a speech from Loren Cunningham (founder of YWAM) and then three hours of orientation. We have a little break and then some more orientation, a big luau (yes, they're roasting a pig!) and hula performances and stuff tonight.