Tuesday, February 22, 2011


We finally made it to Congo!  We stayed in Kigali, Rwanda for a night then got on a bus for six hours.  It was bumpy and twisty and nauseating, but we made it without getting sick! Ed picked us up at the border and after customs, and we drove to the house. We are staying in Ed and Brenda’s house, which is a lot bigger than I expected! It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, office, dining room and kitchen. Plus a BEAUTIFUL backyard with a view that looks over the lake. Taylor and I have our own room and our own closet, which is full! We have a sink in our room for washing our hands and brushing our teeth.  Although, it turns out we aren’t supposed to use the water that comes out of the sink to brush our teeth. We only did it once before we were corrected! Whoops!

Taylor and I are suffering some serious jet lag. We get tired about midafternoon, lay down to take a nap then don’t want to wake up again!  I have been having troubles waking up in the wee hours of the morning and not being able to go back to sleep.  This morning, I woke up to the first bird chirping and watched everything get lighter. That was probably about four or five this morning. I was nice and chipper when I finally got up though.

The weather has been beautiful. It’s rainy season right now, and we’ve had rain and thunder everyday so far. When it’s not raining, it’s breezy and beautiful. Not too hot, like I expected.

Tomorrow we are going to look at a house where the Bairds (missionaries who will be joining us later) will be staying, then hopefully our other bag will arrive! One got lost on the way here, and hopefully we get all of our stuff back!

We are taking a lot of pictures and video, and hopefully we can get our internet running fast enough to where we can upload them so you can see all of this for yourselves.

One more thing, in case you were wondering, Taylor still has his big ol’ beardo, but hopefully it will be gone tomorrow (add that to your prayers)!

Bedtime now. Goodbye, Gilbert.


  1. Awesome! Will you guys be staying with Ed the whole time?

  2. Hooray you made it! Sounds like it's gonna be a crazy fun, step-out-of-you-comfort-zone trip. I'm so excited to keep reading about your adventures. Keep up the blogging! Miss and love you guys.

    P.S. On the bachelor this week...oh, never mind.