the poultry project

This Is Uganda

August 27th, 2008

August 23rd
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Construction workers taking a break.
On Sunday, we also took a break from the Poultry Project and headed to Sipi Falls.
Our drive to Sipi Falls began with a brief 2-hour jaunt to the top of a mountain that was in the opposite direction of Sipi Falls.
Even if it was out of the way, it was well worth the drive and we were able to view the wonderful town of Mbale from up above.
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Dr. Ngobi and a counselor, both from TASO, look down at their city.
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Mbale from above.
As we made are way back across town, we stopped at 5 or 6 “viewpoints” where we would get out of the car and marvel at the land below us. At one of the stops we met some children and shared bananas with them.
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A little boy enjoys his delicious banana.
Another stop was made not for viewing the landscape, but rather for purchasing meat from the local butcher. Unlike the typical meat and deli section Americans are accustomed to, Ugandans like to dangle their meat, under the sun and in wide open spaces for all to see.
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Typical Ugandan meat stand. Yum.
After satisifying the meatlovers, we continued on our way to the waterfalls. As we navigated the red dirt roads with the windows open, a continuous blast of air muted everything but the striking landscape we passed by.
One of the TASO members looked out the window and stated, “God gave Uganda extra time when he was designing.”
We agree, but only second to the time spent on Ohio’s blueprints.
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Above is the main event of the day, the majestic Sipi Falls at the foothills of Mount Elgon.
Mount Elgon is the second highest mountain in Uganda and is located on the eastern border between Uganda and Kenya.
After climbing to the top of the mountain where the waterfall begins, we found children and women using the natural swimming pool for playing and washing clothes.
I think we would do laundry more often if the washing machine was a gigantic pool/waterfall.
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Laundry day at Sipi Falls.
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Emily and Joe with the waterfall in the background.

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4 Responses to “This Is Uganda”

  1. Dad says:

    How beautiful! – thanks for the update – fascinating as always! Joey, I can’t believe you still have that green-sleeved baseball shirt-you’re so frugal! I love you guys, Mom

  2. Kelly says:

    Great snaps…really lovin’ the pic of the construction site!
    I still need more blogage.
    My heart and soul are exploding with gratitude and love for you both! Thank you!
    And where are the comments from joe macguire and colin and ryan carlson?

  3. Katie says:

    I was thinking the same thing as Mom on the green baseball shirt front. Anyhow, I am loving your blogs and the pictures are awesome. I miss you guys. See you soon. Andy says hello and Moe wants to send a growl and snarl!

  4. Ryan says:

    The only reason joe still has the shirt is because i havn’t stolen it yet. anyway mad props for all the work you guys are doing, you really are an inspiration to all of us.

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