From Jeff – delayed due to technical issues…
After a delayed flight out of La Crosse, we got to Minneapolis in time for lunch with our daughter and son-in-law. We headed off to Amsterdam at 3pm for our first 8 hour flight. Amsterdam was wet with rain most of the time we were there. Our flight on KLM to Tanzania was wonderful including great food. Tanzania was 75 with a hot wind blowing! There was actually a line this year for visas which helped speed up the process – last year was just a room with a window and no organization whatsoever. Once we got our luggage, we headed toward customs. They wanted to charge duty for all our luggage, but we were able to talk them out of that–lesson learned for next year. We loaded (jammed) two vans with 24 pieces of luggage before heading to the KIA Lodge, 5 minutes away. This is one of the few places with free wireless while we’re here in TZ! Hopefully I will get my local SIM card for the computer tomorrow. We fly out tomorrow at 9:10am for Mwanza and hope to get all the luggage on board!
Hoping for a good night of sleep,