Well, I am all packed! Took me forever. Packed it and then thought I could take less. I ended up with a pack that weighs 18 lbs. I am taking the bare essentials! Only two more days till I leave. I am also excited because I found out that one of my friends will be coming to visit for 4 days on the July 4th weekend. It will be nice to see a familiar face. I am slowly coming to the realization that I am actually leaving for 40days!