Here we go again...
Trip Start Oct 29, 2014
18Trip End Nov 16, 2014
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Now I’ve completed the first legs of a trip to Kinshasa. Marjolaine dropped me at the Dallas airport about 1:00 pm so I could catch my 2:30 flight to Atlanta, where after a two-hour layover I caught the Air France flight to Paris. I have another two-hour layover here and will then fly on to central Africa where I should arrive just after dark at 6:30. One never has to guess about sunrise or sunset times on the equator. It’s always 6:00 am and 6:00 pm give or take a few minutes.
On this trip I should have two days in the Congo, then make the trip to Cameroon via Ethiopia (yes to fly from Central Africa to West Africa, one often has to pass by East Africa) to visit with some old friends and a couple of men new to our association. I hope I’ll be able to get in touch with everyone, they are quite spread out geographically, and one trip into "the bush" could be quite colorful if the place and roads are as I remember them from years ago.
Then, God willing, I’ll fly on to Togo to make some visits and hold a Sabbath service. Then I’ll fly to Paris for three days and another weekend before heading home. This will only be a 2 ½ week trip. Two and a half weeks used to seem like a long time to be away, but over time, as needs have developed, my trips have lengthened to the point where month-long trips are the norm. So Marjolaine and I chuckled when I said it would be only 2 ½ weeks.
She was with me on our long 2 month trip through Europe and Africa this summer and she said she was quite content not to come this time. She hasn’t fully recuperated from that trip and the more recent one to France for the festival.
It’s a clear bright morning in Paris, some light hazy clouds, but clear and pleasant. I’ll look forward to visiting with friends here on the way back out.