Thursday, August 17, 2006
Day 4 and 5
Jet lag really kicked in Saturday night and I couldn't get to sleep until around 2 a.m. I slept until nearly 9, then took another little nap after breakfast. We had to leave for the airport around 11. This is a picture of us in the train station. We were quite the colorful bunch, representing the primary colors of yellow, blue, green, and red!
We stood in line for hours in the airport, getting our boarding passes and making sure our luggage would be on the plane with us. The Air France officials were very helpful.
The flight from Paris to Casa Blanca was about 3 hours. Then we had a six hour lay-over in Casa Blanca. We read, talked, walked around, played Phase 10, and I did some cross-stitch. It was a very boring six hour lay-over.
The flight from Casa to Niamey was another 3 hours and we arrived in Niamey in the stifling heat at about 3 a.m. Monday morning. Two of our bags were missing...John's and my clothes and one guitar. Nobody was there to meet us, but a missionary with another organization called some of our missionaries and in no time 2 vans and 1 pick-up arrived to take us and our luggage to where we were staying. We went right to bed and slept until noon.
We're slowly getting over jet lag and the kids are adjusting well. They miss their PA friends and their cousins, but enjoy being with their old friends here. We were able to pick up our missing luggage last night (our anniversary).