Wow! What a whirlwind. We entered the MTC on April 6, spent the week there studying and practicing with "Preach My Gospel". Went home for the weekent to finish packing and then flew out for South Africa on monday, April 13th.
The Flight was long and tiring. We were able to spent a couple of hours in the Portland airport visiting with Kay's daughter Tracie and then we had the long flight to Amsterdam. When we arrived in Amsterdam we had an hour and ten minutes to make it from one end of the airport to the other end, go through security again and board our flight. That was like running a marathon while carrying heavey bags.
The flight from Amsterdam to Cape Town took 11 hours and 15 minutes. The seating was tight, not much leg room and the cushions in the seat were hard about 5 hours into the flight. All-in-all, we were glad to finall land in Cape Town.
We arrived in Cape Town about 9:15 pm local time, went through immagration, then through customs and then met with the Halversen's who were at the airport to pick us up. The Halversen's had parked the Mission Van on the upper level, but the elevators were not working so we had to push our luggage carts up to the second level on the esclator. We loaded the van and finally made it out of the airport.
We were driven to a B & B called "The Links". It was a nice place and "Mick" the owner treated us like we were royality.
Time is short for right now so I"ll end here for now and continue our journey in my next posting.