There's no quick way from there to here. Even with airplanes it was a long and exhausting journey that began Tuesday in Indianapolis at noon with check-in and ended with our arrival at the Kafakumba Training Center on Thursday afternoon about 2. London's Heathrow is one of the most interesting airports in the world; the travelers journey from everywhere to everywhere. We had two overnight flights, so we remain very jet-lagged.
Here are some quick first impressions. Green and vast. The land stretched out like a plane of emerald beneath the airplane. The four hour drive north was through long stretches of undeveloped land, only occasional farms, and green from the rainy season. The rain poured down for part of the drive, creating white-out driving conditions.
John & Kendra Enright welcomed us warmly at their home here at Kafakumba. We are staying in a small apartment attached to Enright's large home that belongs to John's mother. We feel so privileged to be cared for so well. So far we have eaten our meals with John and Kendra and their sons (and anyone else who happens to be here), but within a couple days we'll be cooking for ourselves. That means I'll have to learn about how to get foods and cooking from scratch and learn it quickly.
So we have arrived safely. There is so very much going on and we are jet-lagged. You will hear much more in the future.