In the car to Jinja. About an hour away. Just had bumper to bumper traffic for the last 10-15 miles. Were moving a little better now. This time next week we’re back in the nati. Wow. Were almost done. The next few days are at Amani Baby Cottage. Maybe I’ll see someone I know. Maybe? Hope so.
Traffic picking up. Lame.
Stomach is tweaked. I think I waited too long before taking malaria pill. Erica is feeling the same.
We’ve had a lot of food on this trip. Way more than I expected. Its been delicious. I have not liked everything though. Not a fan of meat really. Too tough. Hard to digest too. Matooke and Chipati – boooooom! Rice is good.
I’m really flipping out about returning to Jinja. The place where it all started. Yes! Weird.
I think I miss the team from 08 as much as I have missed the people here. I really enjoyed my group. A highlight of my life for sure!
Making new memories. A different experience here for sure. Music of this trip has had a very heavy dose of Jack’s Mannequin. And Brand New – but only Deja Entendu.
We’ve had a much different encounter with the people here. Much more raw and in depth. I guess that’s expected when you’re not living in a hotel. And not taking bus full of people that are on your team. We’ve taken some public transportation. Boda Bodas (they ride motorcycles, engine size 100-125 – and are taxis here. Pretty sweet. Cheap too), and hired a few drivers. But its different. More authentic. More genuine.
More drama. Haha.
We’ve been stranded.
Argued about paying drivers (we did pay…they lied)
Even had the rope holdin the trunk shut snap, and have my backpack fall out on the road (it was almost run over too – I jumped out of the slow moving car and snatched it before it could have been. Haha.)
We’ve had live chickens next to us on a bus.
Its been a whirlwind of a trip so far. Some expected. Some surprises. All awesome!
Anyway, I’m getting car sick.
Music: Jack’s Mannequin
Mood: anxiously awaiting jinja
Prayer requests: so many…all the people we met in masaka, traveling mercy, rita and her conference, amani, the team, our hearts to shatter here, safe rafting, to keep seeking Jesus.
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