Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Off to Uganda!

Hey everyone, welcome and thanks for visiting our blog, and check back often!

To give you a sense of where we're heading and what we're going to be doing, here's a recent article from the special issue on Africa that Vanity Fair did, and they happened to highlight Ruhiira, Uganda... the village where we'll be for the next four months!

After spending a few short days with family and some last minute dr.'s appointments, we're excited about our overnight flights the next few days, transporting us to the other side of our beautiful blue planet.

Here's our itenerary (past and present):
Leave New York (8/3/07)
Fly to Kansas City (wedding and family)
Drive to Wichita 8/7/07 (family)
Roadtrip with family to Slidell, LA (Stopover near Dallas at a cute B&B) 8/8/07
The "great, exciting 1st time parent-meeting adventure", in and around New Orleans 8/9-8/12/07
Greyhound bus to Pensacola, FL, flight to Atlanta to see family 8/13/07
Flight from ATL-Moscow (10hrs) 8/15/07
Day layover in Moscow (to see Red Square) 8/16/07
Flight from Moscow-New Delhi (7hrs) 8/17/07
Train from New Delhi-Mumbai (25hrs) 8/18/07
Flight from Mumbai-Nairobi (6hrs) 8/20/07
Bus from Nairobi to Mombasa to Lamu Island, Kenya 8/21/07
4 days at Lamu Island
Bus from Lamu-Mombasa-Arusha, Tanzania (near Mt. Kilimanjaro and Serengeti Nat'l Park) 8/26/07
3-4 days in and around Arusha
Bus from Arusha-Nairobi-Mt. Kenya, to stay in "The Ark" Hotel (so excited!) 8/30/07
Bus from Nairobi-Kampala, Uganda 9/1/07
Bus from Kampala-Mbarara-Ruhiira!

Wish us luck! (and love, and peace, and prayers)


Jennifer said...

Wow! Look at that schedule! I'm so excited for you two and the amazing journey you will be experiencing. Good Luck! I love you!

Anonymous said...

I know this trip is going to be, and is in fact becoming.. a fantastic adventure... not to mention life altering experience!! You have my support, love and possitive wishes etc..
Rachel deAragon

Anonymous said...

Hi Eric and Megan!
By now you are well on your way to Africa. You two will be in our prayers over the next few months. What you will be doing is truly extraordinary. We'll keep checking your progress on this journey.
Love, Mary Sue & Willie

Phyllis Hasling said...

Hey Megan, I had no idea you were so far away- I was still thinking New York! Seems things have changed. I love reading about yall's adventures so far and can't wait for more. We love you and will be praying for you both and sending our thoughts and hopes for a trip that turns out to be all and MORE than you expected.
Aunt Phyl, Victoria, Matt and Penny