day 1: sydney to muswellbrook

Today was our first day together on the Big Lift. We spent most of the day traveling from Sydney to Muswellbrook via Newcastle. Our hours on the bus together were filled with introductions, admin, "speed-dating" to get to know other team members and finally a little bit of sleep for those who may have been out a little late the night before :P.

Tonight we're staying at the PCYC in Muswellbrook, where upon our arrival we got a talk from centre manager Dian about the many programs the centre runs for both youth and older members of the community, including self-esteem programs, healthy living classes and anti-drink driving education sessions.

Tonight we're going to be doing more activities where we get to know each others name, interests, habits and other tidbits - should be some great team bonding!