We sadly departed from Louisville,Kentucky and the church with air conditioning at 8am. Before I knew it, we were passing a sign that said “Welcome to Indiana.” I put in my headphones and watched a few episodes of Parks and Recreation to celebrate. We ate lunch in a Chick-fil-a in West Lafayette where we saw several people from Western North Carolina that were also going to Triennium. Then it was time to register. We found Wiley Hall and took our luggage upstairs where we were given the rules of the dorm and our room keys. I unpacked and headed downstairs. It was raining pretty hard but we were able to get a golf cart ride to Memorial Mall where we picked up our T-Shirts. Then we went to an exhibit hall where we saw Tim from RHINO, our guide during the New Orleans mission trip last August. After that we ate dinner and went our separate ways. Henry and I walked through the rain for about 15 minutes in search of Memorial Mall. We finally found it and went to our small group leaders. We traded pins (each group, or delegation, brings pins that represent the various places they come from), made instruments, and met people from across the country. Then we embarked on our biggest journey. Finding a Starbucks. It was a very sad moment because the two that we went to were closed. Next we went to the Music Hall for worship. We met up with Lindsey and Barrett there. It was a truly amazing experience. I loved getting to hear people talk about how the Presbyterian Church has changed their lives and helped them grow in their faith. Our pastor, Sera Chung, encouraged us to view our lives as episodes that are always changing us and shaping who we are and who we become. I went to bed excited for the next day and the next adventure at Triennium.