Today, we relocated from the Colline Hotel in downtown Mukono to the Rainforest Lodge in the Mabira Rainforest, much closer to and about 6 miles from the Orphanage. This Paradise, uh…we mean â€œfacilityâ€, is one the new geo-lodges in Africa constructed of native woods, stones, solar hot water heaters, and if Tarzan and Jane (if they REALLY ever existed and lived somewhere in the 21st century), it would definitely be here. Needing a few â€œgroceryâ€ items, we drove a mere 30 miles to Kampala (actually William â€œdroveâ€ as one would use that term in a very general sense). We went to a â€œmallâ€ which had, among other stores and shops, a K-Mart, kinda, and a Piggly Wiggly, kinda. We made our purchases, exchanged some money, and traveled back to the Rainforest Lodge.
After we were settled in our cottage, we enjoyed a gourmet meal under the stars in the heart of Mabira Rainforest. Before dinner, we were attracted to the fire pit adjacent to the dining area by several laughing and conversant â€œmazungusâ€ (â€œwhite person from the westâ€). Now bear with us: in the first 4 days in Uganda, we have seen a total of 5 muzungus, anywhere-anytime. Now we see 6 in one setting. As many of you know, we were born/raised in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.Â So, we strike up a conversation, and detecting this one guy with an almost Southern accent, we ask â€œWhere ya from…originallyâ€, and HE says â€œMontgomery, Alâ€. [Rest of story later]
Itâ€™s Saturday, but Sundayâ€™s aâ€™comin, and weâ€™re looking forward to worshiping with the locals here in Uganda.