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... and flight to Cologne goes smoothly. And, I'm really hoping someone is at my hotel. I did email them, but I am always leery.
So now I am looking fairly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Let's see what 18 hours has in store for me.
7am came and we headed to Fort Wayne with a very turbulent decent which left me having to close my eyes and think happy thoughts whilst my stomach attempted climb higher in my throat! Luckily I won and no sick bag was used.
Uncle John was there to greet us along with the usual greeter handing out oatmeal cookies to all arrivals.
All 4 bags came through pretty quick and we were all set.
Home sweet home!!!
... to get out and walk, but I had not accounted for high altitude. Never having experienced that before it was very unique. I couldn't believe how tired and winded I was so quickly, but everyone else was too, so it wasn't that bad. :) I was very happy to see the walls of the Needham compound come into view though and all the Needhams coming to meet us!
We made it to Sabga! Now just to wait for our bags and head to Akwaya... or maybe not... :)
... a couple of ciabatta and burger patties for everyone to make homemade burgers, along with some baked wedges, which was nice and simple as I was tired! We stayed up chatting over beers into the wee small hours before heading to bed after a very long day.
Next day was game day. Leaving the house at 11(ish) we headed for the law firm in a cab (another story in itself - our driver was quite the character) and were in and out within 20 minutes. As a small token we gave ...
... lwa) and serving them is essential to restoring the balance. The customs and traditions involved with communicating with the lwa are what gives rise to what we (Westerners) consider magic.
In the African hall, I saw many of the animals that inhabit that great continent. The Field Museum has an enormous collection of taxidermied animals, and I found many of them here. My favorites were the herbivores like sables and antelopes, the big cats ...