Wednesday, December 26, 2007

December 26, 2007

Today I turned the page from Christmas to get serious about Africa. I mean really serious. There is still a typhoid shot due, a long list of phone calls to be made about the: phone, internet, utilities, newspaper, insurances, mail, cell phone, credit cards, bills, airline tickets, etc.... One doesn't just hop on a plane and escape to Africa for two months without attending to a million details. Today my goal was to figure out how to set up a blog site for friends & family to follow our journey. So far it's working & you reading this indicates success. Check that one off the list!

One wonders what sends two rational people away from the comforts of home and a loving family with 7 little grandchildren nearby. It's a mystery. You might say we stepped into a river with an inexorable current that carries us to far-away places and unimagined adventures. We hope you will share the next adventure with us.


RaeLynne said...

Great job mom! Go live your dream.

Anonymous said...

Gina, Thanks for sending the link. I'm thrilled to keep up with your adventures in Africa. You are indeed an incredible person and I can't wait to read about your trip. Blessings, Rachael Barnett

Ed said...

We'll be thinking of you and praying for you. So glad you're having this opportunity! We look forward to hearing many stories shared on this site as well as when you return. -- Ed Fenstermacher

Tim said...

I told you blogs were easy to set up!!! Looking forward to hearing about your trip...


Gary L said...

Alan & Gina,

Thanks for telling us about this "blog." We will be praying for you and praying it won't snow too much while Alan is away from the snowplow!

What an incredible adventure you will be having. Enjoy all the amazing "God moments" that will be happening.

Your neighbors,

Jenny and Gary

Jean said...

Alan & Gina,
I for one am so envious of you to have the fortitude and spirit to be able to do this trip.
You have my prayers and blessings to guide you with this wonderful mission.
I will see you at the Family reunion in Sept in Duluth.
I will be keeping up with your travels with your blog.
Your Cousin,
Jean Hanson