Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:30pm-11:30am CST
Let’s begin with this: thought I would show you a picture of the most beautiful woman in the world; that is the one on the bottom left. Then on the right is the most beautiful woman in the world with one of the two most beautiful granddaughters in the world. That would be Grace from NC. I have a picture of Grandma and Alex but it is on my IPhone but I don’t know how to move it over. Here is how the day unfolded:
Got to bed a little before 1am but slept until 9:30 and feel great. Room is very nice and the hotel has a generator so the A/C stays on even when the power goes off. My internet was not working this morning so I took my computer and modem to Nexttel which is my server. Yes; that is how you spell Nexttel. They had to unload and reload and everything is working well. While I was there I noticed how cold it was. They had the A/C really cranked up and it felt good. Nexttel is just across and down the street so I walked. This street is a hoot to cross due to heavy traffic. On the way back there was a nice Toyota Tundra that was crossing at the same time as me so I used him as my blocker. Getting back to A/C: last night at the airport I noticed that the A/C there is also cooler than in the past. They have made some nice imprvements to the airport. Jean Claude and Mary arrived around 11:45 and we climbed machines to the restaurant. I will not bore you with the details of what an exciting and exhilarating ride I had. I never tire of the enjoyment and awe at the precision of these drivers. We had a great meal and then climbed again to a grocery store. Bought some stuff for the trip but will get more things in Bertoua tomorrow and Yokaduma on Friday. We will take two buses tomorrow. I am going to have to get up around 4:30 as we are taking an early bus that will hopefully arrive in Yaoundé by 11 at the latest. Then we will find another bus but they don’t leave until they are full and Jean Claude says we will take an 80 seater. If we can leave Yaounde’ by 1pm I will be happy. Well, I will be happy no matter what because I am in Cameroon! Hopefully we can arrive in Bertoua by 6. We will have to get up early again on Friday morning to make the long journey to Yokaduma. I called Linda to Skype with her and caught her in Ladies’ Bible Class so will try later. While I am thinking about it: I know that many of you, like me, are very health conscious regarding your diet. I have my supper laid out and it will be: 1) Sour Cream and Onion Pringles 2) Oats & Honey KIND Bar 3) 3 Slim Jims 4) Fiber One Mint Fudge Brownie 5) Mini-Oreos and 6) Coke Zero. As you can see: I will have all kinds of wonderful and marvelous nutrients swirling through my svelte body! I am still going to wait a couple of hours as I am full from lunch. I am pretty much packed and Jean Claude is spending the night in the hotel. You see; he lives a fur piece from here and I want him to be “wide eyed and busy tailed” in the morning. One more thing: we always make a copy of the Customs Stamp once we enter the country. The reason is that if we should lose our passport it will expedite securing a replacement. This brings up two points: First, it takes a brave heart to cross the street and fortunately I do not lack in that category. If you are not a brave soul, you may be waiting for a couple of hours. You simply take a few steps and let a car or cars and a machine or machines race by and you proceed. It really is no problem. Second; this ‘no lifter’ thing is getting old. Going down is a piece of cake but going up is a whole different story. I think I may start bringing a sack lunch and halfway up take a break. Looking forward to traveling tomorrow. Actually, looking forward to our arrival! Thanks for your continued prayers.