Friday, October 07, 2011

Hurrah! , we are in Africa! Friday, 7 Oct 2011

From Bill Pelke:

All right,
we made it to Nairobi in fine shape although the plane ride was not as nice as our previous flight from Dallas to Amsterdam.

It was a crowded flight; I don’t think there was one empty seat on the Jumbo Jet.

Since our bags had been checked to Entebbe we headed to the gate where we were told we could get our gate pass for our final leg on Kenya Airline to Entebbe, Uganda.
At the gate we were told the door to the plane had been shut and we would be rebooked for the first flight out in the morning. That wasn`t what what we wanted to hear after our two long flights to arrive in Africa. We elected to spend the night at the airport rather than leave and try to find a hotel so late at night when we would just have to return early in the morning.

I had checked prices earlier in the week and prices were very steep so we decided to stay at the airport.

We called Edward’s friend Ronald who was supposed to pick us up in Entebbe. He had already made the hour drive to meet us and I had to tell him we missed our flight. He thanked us for calling him and said he would come back in the morning at nine o’clock. He told us that Edward was sick. We had known that Edward had been ill but he had been confident he would be better by the time we got there. We hope he is recovering and will be fine. He has Ronald helping him organize our tour.
I am glad I had Ronald’s phone number.

We have been killing time catching a few little cat naps and just ate a meal at the only restaurant open in the middle of the night. We did get into a few good conversations on the last flight and have been passing out information all along the way.

But hurrah!, we are in Africa.

We are tired but we are in good spirits.

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Kathy Ozzard Chism said...

So glad you are there safe and sound, and thank you for keeping us posted! Love to all... Kathy Chism <3<3<3

connie nash said...

THANX Kathy Chism for your lovely comment. We are ALL so glad and STILL praying. Love back to yu.

Readers, be sure to visit Rick Halperin's Death Pen. News and Updates right now for quite a lot of dense and interesting articles in anticipation of Oct 10th World Day Against the Death Penalty:

(Remember you can easily click on this site by going to the Links on lower right hand column.

Lots of stats on today's collection such as this:

Since 1973, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, 1,271 death-row inmates have been executed, and 138 have been exonerated.That's a pretty high error rate.

See an interesting set of comments also on Pakistan and the many days that they've resisted the use of the death penalty (they've a moratorium, evidently)

Also quite an article on NC, my state.

Plz comment yourself on some interesting sites, facts, tho'ts - given the important international day.

CN said...

More on the NINTH World Day Against the Death Penalty

CN said...

The United States Tortures Before It Kills: An Examination of the Death Row Experience from a Human Rights Perspective