Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wednesday morning in Kisumu and Jack is awake!

Early morning call from Jack on the Satcom.  Yesterday they had breakfast at the hotel, then off to see the local bishop.  After that the trio visited two different churches and met lots of great great people.  

Seems Jack is a bit tired, to be expected after the long long trip and by the way, NO AIRCONDITIONING in the hotel.  Jack is not used to being hot while he tries to sleep.  In addition, while there is WiFi in the hotel, it is not actually hooked up to the internet, so it is USELESS.  

More church visiting today, hopefully more sleep tonight.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tuesday in Kisumu and Jack is awake!

We got a Satcom call from Jack about 0700 Africa Time.  He had gone to bed at 1800 and was pretty well rested. He was happy to learn his bag had been found and was enroute to him.

He is meeting Bishop Jerry and Betty for breakfast.  Then, off to the local bishop's home, then to a couple of local churches. Hopefully the bishop's son can point Jack to the Safari.com store to get a SIM card.

All is well in Kenya!

Bob is LIVE

As you can see, Bob - the GPS Satellite transponder in the right side bar, is LIVE.  Here is Jack on the East end of Lake Victoria!

The case of the missing bag, which once was lost, but now is found - AMAZING GRACE

Got a call from Jack on the Satcom this morning at 0700 Pacific Time, 1700 Africa Time, they still had not found the big suitcase which went missing before Nairobi.  He was concerned, but more than that very tired from his trip.  We told him that we would work it from this end.

The good news is after querying Delta and KLM, they found the bag and it is on its way to Kisumu!  That is good as it has all the Church Basic Course materials and the Satcom charger.  Anyway, hopefully Jack will get a great night's rest and all will be great on Tuesday!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

On the ground in Nairobi, Kenya!

KL 4141 has landed safely in Nairobi. Now for the intrepid trio to get though Customs and Immigration, then find a SIM card and on to the next flight. With luck, we should see some posts from Jack soon!

Turns out they got through Customs no problem, but Jack's big bag did not make it.  The good news is Bishop Jerry's phone works great.  We will check on the bag first thing in the morning.

On the African Queen!

Jack, Jerry and Betty survived their stay at the Yotel in the Amsterdam airport!

Heading for Africa!

They boarded Kenya Airlines Flight 4141 with non-stop service to Nairobi, Kenya.  About four hours there, then off to Kisumu!

Right now they are feet dry over Africa!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

KLM 622 Coasts Out

It is getting late here. Actually we'd be asleep, but we are waiting up for Roy Morales-Kuhn and family. So, here is Jack coasting out by Maine! Wonder if we will be awake when he leaves North America for the North Atlantic? Sadly, probably!

KLM 622 - Airborne!

KLM 622 is airborne.  You can track them HERE!

The Kenyan Travel Group!

Onboard KLM 622

World Traveler lands in Atlanta!

The Journey Begins

Departing San Diego!
World Traveler departing San Diego, California

World Traveler onboard Delta 2267

Friday, June 13, 2014

Kenya Bound!

Those of you who follow Jack know he is the youngest minister in the Anglican Orthodox Church, for now anyway.  He and Worldwide Presiding Bishop Jerry Ogles and Executive Secretary Betty Hoffman are heading to Kisumu and Nairobi, Kenya to welcome the church there into the Anglican Orthodox Church Worldwide Communion.

They leave on Saturday 14 June 2014 and return on Wednesday 25 June 2014.  Watch here for details!

Where is Kisumu?
Kisumu is a port city in Kisumu County, Kenya at 1,131 m (3,711 ft), with a population of 409,928 (2009 census). It is the third largest city in Kenya, the principal city of western Kenya, the immediate former capital of Nyanza Province and the headquarters of Kisumu County. It has a municipal charter but no city charter. It is the largest city in Nyanza region and second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin.

The port was founded in 1901 as the main inland terminal of the Uganda Railway and named Port Florence. Although trade stagnated in the 1980s and 1990s, it is again growing around oil exports.

Kisumu literally means a place of barter trade "sumo". The city has "Friendship" status with Cheltenham, UK and "sister city" status with Roanoke, Virginia and Boulder, Colorado, USA.