Friday, May 14, 2010

What We Have Done So Far

Hi everyone,
We are finally here in Uganda! It took a ling time to get here.We left Calgary Monday night at 10:30 p.m. and arrived in London at 2:00 p.m. the next day. We skipped the morning! We skipped the morning because of the seven hour time change. The flight was really only 9 hours. On Tuesday, we went swimming at the Hilton hotel and then headed back to the airport. We got on another 9 hour flight to Entebbe, Uganda. A bus picked us up and we drove to Kampala, the capital city, after the flight. The streets were crowded with people with baskets on their heads, bicycles with people riding or pushing them, motercycles (bodas) swerving in between cars and people, cars and trucks zooming down the street.We went to a shopping centre called Garden City and it was a pretty normal mall except it had security guards holding rifles. They kind of creeped me out because they were everywhere! We then drove one and a half hours to get to New Hope. We went to the guest house and got settled in. Two of the girls took us for a bit of a tour around New Hope. The girls live across the path from us. For dinner we went to one of the missionaries house. We have to call the adults Auntie and Uncle. We even got brownies for dessert! I read some books with their daughter after dinner and then went home and went to bed. On Thursday we played with a little Ugandan boy. One of the missionaries adopted him. We went to a different family's house for dinner. They have a daughter that is 7 and two boys that are 10 and 6.


  1. Hi Christina!

    Thanks for your news from far away! It's great to hear that you arrived safely and I look forward to hearing about all your adventures. I hope you learn lots and most of all have lots of fun!

    Lots of love,

    Uncle Sandy

  2. Aunt Mary Ann is very excited to hear about your adventures. I'm happy to hear you had brownies in Africa, maybe it really is a small world. What else did you eat? Lots of loveAunt Mary Ann