Well, it has been a very eventful last few days! I left Rochester on July 8th, 1 day before my 15th wedding anniversary, and then sat in the airport because of weather delays. Some of you might remember the weather we had that afternoon. But that delay meant that I missed my flight from Washington D.C. to Brussels. Which meant I had to get a whole new itinerary. So I ended up flying from D.C. to Frankfurt. Frankfurt to Ethiopia, and Ethopia to Uganda. It was a horribly long process, and it also means that I haven’t slept more than about 5-6 hours in the past three days. Because I cannot sleep on airplanes very well at all. So I’m actually falling asleep as I type this, and am debating whether I even go to dinner or just eat some granola bars and go to bed… Not sure which is more powerful right now – my need to eat or my need to sleep!
But I got to see the sun rise over the Horn of Africa from 30,000 feet, and I got to experience African bathrooms. I also got to have lots of conversations with different people from all over the world. I even sat next to a sweet little Japanese girl this morning, whose unabashed awe at the sight of the little trees and houses an clouds far far below us was very contagious.
So, anyway, I’m here. A day late. Oh, and my checked bag didn’t come either, so I don’t have any new clothes. But it should be here tomorrow. I hope.
Anyway, without boring you with too many details, here are some photos I took in the last three days. They’re all with my cell phone, because I didn’t want to get out my big cameras since they were both packed so well, and that would mean going through that process again.