Final comments: Betty (the
founder of the school), Ronnie (my driver), and I returned to Kampala
late in the day on Friday, August 6, 2010. The drive to Kampala was
again characterized by miscellaneous misadventures. Ronnie was
tailgating a truck at a high speed when suddenly there was a loud BANG!
All became confused, as all I saw ahead of us was smoke and pieces of
rubber and metal flying back at us! It didn't take me long to realize
that the truck ahead of us had just blown out a tire while we were
tailgating it at 70 miles per
hour! (Tailgating at 70 miles per hour is actually not all
that unusual in Uganda!) Betty started to pray, "God save
them! God save them! God save them!" The truck kept going straight and we both slowed down.
The truck pulled
over and two men got out of the truck and casually walked back to the
blown out tire as if this was an everyday occurrence for them!
Betty shouted out the window, "We prayed for you!" This was the first
of a series of events. A little farther
down the road, we ran out of gas. Ronnie waved down a man on a
motorcycle who took him to the nearest gas station. Shortly after
back on the road, we got a flat tire. We had run
over a nail!
We made it back from northern Uganda. I spent my last
at a hotel in Kampala. I spend my last day (Saturday, August 7, 2010)
relaxing in Kampala. I bought souvenirs at the National Theatre
Craft Village. I visited a zoo that housed animals that were rescued
from various circumstances in the wild. Ronnie and Betty returned me to
the airport and I flew out of Uganda at around 11:00 p.m. local time.
My time in Uganda had come to an end.
This is me standing beside
Ronnie, my driver.
We are standing in front of a waterfall. Betty wanted the
picture taken there to highlight the natural resources of Uganda.