Thursday, June 4, 2009

We are in Dakar!

We are in Dakar!!!!! I'm a little tired, so here are the bullet points:

Flight to Atlanta was great. Sydney hardly even moved.

At the Atlanta airport Sydney ran around in the family bathroom, ate, and got generally worn out.

Flight to Dakar was perfect for Sydney. No crying from her and whenever we took her to the bathroom she peed on the diapers :-) However there were three babies in our same row as us and there wasn't more than 20 minutes of the 10 hours where one of them wasn't screaming, so we didn't sleep much.

When we arrived at the airport in Dakar we ran into an American pastor that we know who works in Senegal. He helped us with our bags and drove us to his hotel. We are here right now, chillin' by the pool and wrestling with Sydney on the grass to her heart's content. It's about 6:30 in the morning and in an hour or so we are going to get a taxi to the missionary guest house where we are staying and then do some serious sleeping.

Thank you so much for your prayers. We got all of our bags, no one said anything about Sydney at customs, and the flights were smooth. It smells like the Africa I know - ocean salt, fish, humid... It's nice. We can't wait to get to Bissau!

I took a few pictures:

Here's Jase playing with Sydney in the grass right now.

This is the view of the ocean from the hotel balcony. Beautiful!


chrissymae said...

Oh dear! Ending up with that many babies in the same row as you for TEN HOURS? YIKES! Well, maybe that was to drown out any sounds Sydney would've made..sounds like she was an absolute DREAM! Good girl...We were really praying over her! I guess we forgot to pray over your sleep!!! lol..sorry bout that one!!! Great to hear you are landed and maybe now can get some must be whipped! Miss you guys already! A Chris