Sunday, June 29, 2014

Leaving Jinja

Two more days and Kelly will be heading home.  Here are more photos of her trip:

Typical meal during their stay.

A painting Kelly purchased from a local artist.

African supermarket

chicken guacamole wrap

At the market

Girls going shopping

Plenty of money to spend

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fossil and Farm

Thursday morning we took the kids to Norman, OK to tour the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. It's a museum that traces the fossil record of life over millions of years in the region of what is now Oklahoma. The next day we visited the Braum's farm, a ten thousand acre enterprise that grows and processes the ingredients that go into their food products.  Braum's is a chain of ice cream/fast food/grocery stores that span the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Ready to start the trip

This was the kids' favorite. The Triceratops.

The Brontosaurus. This picture was taken from the second floor.
He is standing on the first floor. His head is 19ft above the floor and
he is 90 ft from nose to tip of tail.

Lots of fossils.

One floor was dedicated to the Mississippian Indian culture of North America.  A civilization that flourished from about 800 to 1500 CE. 

This family was attempting to take a picture of their dad and daughters in this ancient
dugout canoe when Jenna and Gracen jumped right in and made their selves at home.

My sciatica requires that I find a 
place to sit down from time to time.

Up to our hotel room
Waiting for the Braum's tour to begin. Gracen is looking back where
the ice cream is kept. Hunter is looking at?

Posing by the tour bus. No photography was allowed inside the bakery
or ice cream plant.

The farm spans the Canadian River

Free ice cream and cookies after the tour.

Heading home.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kelly Helps in the Kitchen

Kelly helped sort beans today and got a first hand look at the kitchen and cooking procedures.


Cooking the evening meal.

View of Lake Victoria

Kathleen's Kreek

Today we went to Tyner Creek at a spot owned by our friend Kathleen.  She and her husband Rick have it looking like a park.

Clouds began to gather and thunder rolled. We were about
to pack it in then it all went away.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Helping in Africa

When Kelly and her mission group arrived in Africa last Thursday they were dismayed that their luggage did not arrive also. Yesterday 8 out of 29 suitcases arrived and were taken to them.  They are 60 miles (as the crow flies) from the airport and the luggage was carried by two men on a very small motorcycle.

They had already unloaded the luggage when this
photo was taken.

Looks like a 125cc motor. Very small.

Piling up sand to be mixed into mortar.

Sore muscles at the end of the day.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Meanwhile, in Africa

Here are some photos from Kelly's trip:

These men are cutting up Jackfruit, a watermelon
sized fruit that actually grows on trees. Very nutritious
the flesh is sweet and tastes like a mix of banana and mango.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Keeping Busy at Nana and Pop's

Last night we attended Northeastern State University's  River City Players, a musical show celebrating the Rock hits of the 70's and 80's. But before we left I made some pizzas for dinner:

  The kids enjoyed the show and afterwards we stopped by Braum's for ice cream sundaes.

The kids and I were out in the yard this morning when the mail man came. What a great surprise! Two parcels from Hawaii.  Rachel and Brad sent us some pineapples from their trip to see Brad's dad and sister. 

Then it was time to go to the creek.

Tank is always the first one in the truck.