Monday, November 16, 2009

Trip Home----part 2

On much of the trip home, there was not a cloud cover below us, so we could see some great scenery. First is the northern coast of Africa.

I wish I could remember the locations in the next photos. I believe that the first one is of the coast of Spain at Barcelona.

We were happy to get home and especially happy to see family after six weeks of being away. However, we brought many, many great memories home with us! We feel very blessed to have had the experience of living and working in Tanzania. We have many new friends that will not be forgotten. Our hopes are that the many people we met and talked with will draw closer and closer to the Father. Seeds were planted. We look forward to July of 2010, when we will return to Tanzania!
In early April we plan to return to Asia for 6 weeks of the English Conversation lessons. Come back to our blog site in early summer to read about that project.
We ask the Father's blessings on all of you who partner with us through prayers and contributions. Contact us if you wish more information or if you are interested in going yourself!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trip Home----Mount Kilimanjaro

It was time for us to leave Tanzania. First is a photo of the Dar es Salaam airport---not exactly a DFW airport! This is the entire airport building.

The next photos are of the scenes of Tanzania from the airplane.

We felt extremely lucky to be sitting on the side of the airplane which had a great view of Mount Kilimanjaro!
According to Wikipedia, Mount Kilimanjaro, in North East Tanzania, is the highest peak in Africa at 19,341 feet. It is considered "the tallest freestanding mountain in the world". It is made up of three volcanic cones, two of which are extinct, but Kibo, the highest peak is dormant and could erupt again. Its most recent activity was about 200 years ago. The mountain has 2.2 square kilometers of glacial ice. (You don't think of glacial ice in Africa!!)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Spending a Night in Dar es Salaam

We spent the night in Dar es Salaam at a motel owned by the Pentacostal church. It is a very safe, clean, and inexpensive place to stay.
First are views from the back side of the property.

Next are photos of the outside of the rooms.

Ron and I did not get a photo of our room, but Muriel took this one of the room that she and Debbie E. shared. Notice the mosquito nets above the beds.

In the following photo Debbie, Jan, and Muriel are waiting for the trip to the airport the next morning. This is the dining area of the motel.

The grounds are very pretty.

In the following photo there is a solar water heater beside the roof.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eating Out in Dar es Salaam

The evening that we were in Dar, we ate at a very nice hotel that was beside the ocean.
We were glad that we arrived there in the daylight so we could see the surroundings.

The following man wanted us to take his photo.

The restaurant had an inside area and a more casual area. We ate in the casual area.

There was some kind of party going on while we were there. The restaurant had set up a buffet table out on the grass, and there were tables and chairs there as well. We had to go close to see what was happening when we heard loud bongo drums and people laughing and clapping. Following are photos of the entertainment at the party.
The snakes were real and huge!

Debbie and Muriel

Jan and Ron

(Can you tell that it was very windy?)

Cyndi and Bill

Chris and Tam

The company was great, the food was delicious, and the scenery was beautiful!