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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Girls Weekend

This past weekend the big girls and I escaped for a few days together to Hairy Lemon Island...an island in the middle of the Nile River just outside of Jinja.  We had such a wonderful time together playing games, laughing, eating way too much, and watching Call the Midwife in the tent.

Our "Glamping" tents were on another island from the main one so we had to cross this sketch bridge multiple times a day.  (Things American insurance companies would never approve! ha!)

We spent one afternoon in Jinja town where a new Java House just opened.  Yum!

So this is called "Glamping"...not sure where the "glam" part was, except that in each tent there were two twin size beds, which I did appreciate!  The not so glamorous parts were the largest spider I have ever seen in Uganda and a nice size monitor lizard we found just outside the tent. (We made doubly sure to zip our tents well after those sightings!)

Water volleyball! (And no worries you NatGeoWild watchers...there aren't any crocs or hippos on this part of the river!)

Our family camped at Hairy Lemon about four years ago.  In all the time since then, we had never been able to make it back.  This weekend we found out that there will be a new dam opening down stream from Hairy Lemon and it will cover the Island 5 meters above the tallest part!  In addition, Uganda will lose some of its Class 5 rapids that draw kayakers and rafters from all over the world.  Even though we know that Uganda needs the additional power this dam will provide, it's kinda sad to see these things go.  Glad we made it back to Hairy Lemon one more time!

Such a great time with these girls!  I'm so thankful that God provided for us to be able to do this weekend!  


  1. I love that you did this with your girls. And so bittersweet about the dam...:(

  2. Praise! The river part still makes "those american insurance companies" nervous though!