Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gfana Part 2 (but really part 1)

Here are some pfotos of the pfirst part of our trip. We took a bus from Waga to Kumasi and got in about 4am. Then we took another bus to Busua.

I forget the name of that little island. I wanted to swim there but then thought better of it because while swimming there would be fun, swimming back would not.

This is where I spent most of my time. In the hammock. It was great.

We at breakfast at Daniel's. It was great. He's famous in these parts.

There was a monkey in Busua. Several. They scared me. Hugo told me to get closer for a nice photo. Too scary. Lots of things scare me here that I didn't think would be so scary.

I drank milk from a coconut. That was not scary.

We ordered nachos. It wasn't exactly what we were expecting, but still good.

We walked to Dixcove. It was a very nice walk.

Fort Metal Cross or something like that. We hiked up there didn't go in. It was closed.

Surprise! John was there!

There was a dead shark on the beach when we got home.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


I went to Gfana. And that was fun. First we went to Busua (Pictures of that coming. I forgot the memory card.) Then we went to Cape Coast,. It was very pretty.

There is a castle there which was a slave trading post from the 1600s. There were 3 dungeons for men and 3 for women, plus an isolation cell and another one for people who tried to escape. Those pictures didn't turn out so well.

I liked the canons. And my panoramic camera. :)

Oh look! There's me!

I went with 4 other volunteers. Hilary, Hugo, Shannon and Nick.

Really? I mean, I guess if your hands are backwards, but I think this looks off.

Hope to get more posted soon, before heading back to site. Miss you!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm a little teapot, and I'm a little teacup

Alina's version (I'm a little teapot)

Ania's version (I'm a little teacup)

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Conversations with Katie/Things That Make Me Proud

Katie (after seeing a sign in Meijer that said "What's better than a Weber?") - A Big Green Egg.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July! I painted my house today.

You can compare it to the picture from Mom and Dad's visit. The second floor still needs a second coat, but I still think it looks much better. I love my neighbor. Not only did he tell me he thinks it looks much better, but just when I was thinking it may have been worth it to pay someone $500 to paint it for me, he let me know that just the facade would cost $3-4k to have someone do. One of the more popular companies costs $10k! That made me think it was worth it.