San Jose, CA. July 24-August 3
While I have been enjoying staying in a variety of places the past couple of weeks, I'm really looking forward to staying put in one place for more than a few days. Asante sana (thank you very much, in swahili) to those of you who have given me a bed, hot meal and a roof over my head!!!
I was originally supposed to be back in GR for training with CRWRC in May but had my biopsy scheduled for the same week so I missed out on the first training session. Luckily, they're having another the first week of August, so I'll be traveling east for a few days for some final training before really heading east to Africa.
Petaluma, CA. August 7-9
Before heading north to Whidbey Island, I'm coming back to CA spend a few days with my dad's family. On the 7th, we'll go out to the coast and spread the ashes of my grandpa who passed away this last January. One of my last memories of my grandpa was showing him my Africa photos, telling him about my travels this last fall and hearing how proud he was of me, so it's nice to get to remember him before going back to Africa.
Oak Harbor, WA. August 9-16
Instead of driving up to WA like I had originally planned, I've decided to leave my car in Petaluma and fly home. I'll spend about a week up north, and then leave from Seattle for Uganda. When I return in the fall (mid-late October) I'll stay with my parents for a week or so and then head back to San Jose.
Uganda, Africa. August 16-mid/late October
Here's a picture of me crossing the Nile in Uganda last fall...just a little preview of the adventures that are soon to come! Thanks as always for reading. Hopefully, soon my "Africa" blog will be being written from Africa instead of San Jose:)