The big journey commenced last Wednesday morning (May 4, 2011) when me and a few other volunteers, including my good friend Kirk, flew out of Salt Lake City to Chicago, where we boarded an overnight flight to London. After chowing down some airplane food and a few sleeping pills, we finally arrived Thursday morning to gray skies in beautiful London where we enjoyed a 12 hour layover. We hurried to get through customs so we could hop on “the tube” so I could get my first glimpse of Europe.
After touring the downtown area seeing Big Ben, the House of Parliament, Westminster Abby, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus (and experiencing London’s finest fish n’ chips), it was back to London Heathrow Airport for a power nap before boarding yet another red eye flight from London to Nairobi, Kenya.
Friday morning we arrived in Nairobi airport and then finally on to our final destination: Entebbe, Uganda! After our final flight we were greeted in the airport by our Country Directors, Ari and Jesse. They arrived here a few weeks ago and have been busy setting up meetings with potential partners, finding a house for us to live in and cooks to make us dinner every night.