"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Camping at Hairy Lemon

Hairy Lemon is a great little island in the middle of the Nile.  To get to it, you park on the mainland and then ferry across in a wooden canoe.  That means that ALL of our camping gear and people had to be loaded into the wooden canoe and then carried to the top of the island where we set up camp.  We had great intentions of packing light because of this, but, well...let's just say that they remained as great intentions and never quite became reality.

It poured rain during our last day at Murchison, so no laundry was done that day.  Add to that two travel days and by the time we got to Hairy Lemon and did laundry...I think the picture speaks for itself!  Normally during vacation, laundry was a daily task that the kids did by hand, but on this day, we hired a few of the workers to help.

Sadly, I didn't take out my camera too much at Hairy Lemon.  Rebecca and I ended up getting super sick for the last few days.  By the time we got home, Eric, Timothy and Benaiah were also sick.  But here are the few that I did take.  

The island is actually one of many little islands with little creeks running in between them all.  We had to watch the kids quite closely, especially the little ones, to make sure they didn't get in currents that were too strong, but the big kids had a lot of fun with Eric exploring all the creeks and other islands.

And there was a really nice beach area that we spent quite a bit of time at too.

After we left Hairy Lemon, we drove to Kampala to drop Christi, our MA, off at the airport and to get the Land Rover fixed.  The Land Rover managed to have plenty of issues by the time we hobbled it over to the shop.  While it was being fixed, the girls and I went to the mall to celebrate Rebecca's birthday.  The girls have been wanting to get their ears pierced for quite a long time, so that's what we did...add to that lunch, shopping and haircut for me, and the day was quite nice!

We would appreciate continued prayers for health and strength.  William and Talitha both came down with Malaria when we got home (can we say "camping for two weeks in Uganda??") and none of us are completely over whatever stomach issue we had.  And in fact tonight, we had a little birthday party for Matthew and Rebecca and already, the cake is not staying in/threatening to return from multiple tummies.  Thank you for your prayers for this!  

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