My trip to Uganda was short. I missed my children and husband desperately, and in this sense, it was just the right amount of time. I had the opportunity to meet extraordinary people and learn more about this community than I could have learned in an entire semester of schooling. I was not ready to leave, but I know I will visit again in the future. And let’s be honest, it was a relief to step onto U.S. soil again.
I have included some random photos in this post, as I believe they give you, my reader, a clearer visual picture of my trip. Please utilize this post as a spring board for discussion. What do you want to hear more about? What questions do you have? Please ask me anything- I am eager to share my experiences with you. And please, continue reading my blog. Weekly I will be posting more photos from the trip-there is so much more to share. Additionally, I will be blogging about Social Promise and all the great things happening in the US, as well as updates about our partners in Uganda. Eventually I hope to have this blog attached to our web page. (Spoiler Alert: The webpage is being redesigned- exciting! Stay tuned.)
And finally, for your enjoyment, here is a sampling of dumb things I did while traveling:
1. While waiting in line at the airport, I knocked my suitcase over about five times on the poor man behind me in line. I was lucky, he was kind.
2. I forgot my carry-on bag when going through security.
3. I left a pile of cash in my back pocket when going through security. I had to be patted down by a female security guard. She put her hands inside my pants. It was not pleasant.
4. While retrieving my bag from the overhead compartment after a flight, I knocked a fellow passenger in the head with my backpack.
5. When boarding the flight from Entebbe airport to London, I heard a man yelling “Sarah McGee, Sarah McGee.” How cool, I thought, I know someone in Africa! Turns out I dropped my American Express card on the ground and he was kind enough to return it.
Just another day in the life of Sarah McGee