And we’re off!
We started our morning with a prayer and send-off at Devos. Thank you, Coach V, for the yummy DeBoer donuts! We had a smooth two-and-a-half-hour drive to O’Hare where we got checked in and went through security super easily.
Our first of 3 flights was an 8-and-a-half-hour flight to Zurich. It was packed but we watched lots of movies and got some pretty good pasta/chicken for dinner. Swiss Air did not disappoint with the Swiss chocolate at the end of both of our flights. Security in Zurich was pretty easy as well and we had a quick 30-minute layover before our flight to Brussels. The flight was pretty empty which we all took advantage of by taking a quick nap because it was only a 1-hour flight.
Before our last flight, we were at 18 hours of total travel from Devos and we still had a long way to go.
We finally arrived in Uganda after a stop in Bujumbura Burundi and then had an hour left of our flight to get to Entebbe. After 31 hours of travel, we finally got through a slow customs line and gathered all our bags before we met with Sam and Lydia who are our in-country coordinators.