Sunday, August 26, 2007

We're here!!

We did not sleep for two nights while we sat in airplanes and airports, but we did arrive in Uganda at 4am today. School starts tomorrow, but here are some of our highlights so far.
  • We waited in an Egypt Air 777 on the runway at JFK for two hours.
  • That meant that we were two hours late for our tour of Cairo. We made the most of it though.
  • We saw highlights of the Cairo museum including some of the treasure from King Tut's Tomb.
  • We went to the Coptic (Christian) area of Cairo where we tried to see a church where it is believed that Mary and Joseph hid with the baby Jesus.
  • We stopped on a bridge over the River Nile to take some photos of the river and the Cairo skyline.
  • Next we got to see the pyramids and the sphinx. Because of our flight delay the site was already closed, but we were able to enjoy the view.
  • We next went to a papyrus museum. One of the guides demonstrated how papyrus is made. Jim bought a papyrus with an Egyptian painting on it.
  • We had dinner at a Greek restaurant with a great view of the pyramids. One interesting thing is that the bar was outfitted with water pipes.
  • On the way back to the airport, our guide took us past the site of the assassination of Anwar Sadat. He is buried right across the street.
  • We boarded our flight to Uganda at about 1045 and took off a little past 11pm. We arrived at Entebbe airport at about 4am where our ride was waiting to take us to our hotel.
  • After a little sleep (an hour or two) and a quick shower we went to church at Namboli United Methodist Church in Kampala. It was a great experience except that several of us had a hard time staying awake.

Now we are relaxing for this evening, trying to get rested up. Tomorrow we start teaching at 8am.

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Also, we are staying at Hotel Colline,


thebizymom said...

Wow sounds awesome...
Pastors Carol and Byron...
We love you and are praying for you all to have a successful trip! better have taken a camera....LOL
The Shepherds

landfamily said...

We are glad that you arrived safety. The sites sound awesome.

Get some sleep and have fun.

Amy, Katie & Michael Land

Cicerokaren said...

Blessings to all.
No phone calls this week so all is well here.
Driving to St. Vincents saw the pyramids here!
I do look forward to the pictures.