Today was by far the quietest day we have had in Africa during this program! So -a very short blog entry today. The running group (reduced to the die-hard three this morning: Jordan, Kelsey and Jenn) did a 5-mile run. After another good full breakfast at Chanters Lodge, we checked out after thanking our hosts who took good care of us.
Emmie was ready at 9am sharp to start the drive back to Lusaka. As when we started from Lusaka to Livingstone, he said a prayer for a safe journey and then we were off!
The most interesting thing during the journey back is pretty funny (and unfortunately I don’t have any pictures), BUT we stopped at a small town called Monze to fill gas and also for a restroom break. WELL – this was the most superior restroom experience we have had in Zambia! Student comments included that it was like a night club or disco – yes they had colored lighting, and it was well worth the 2 kwacha to use it because it was clean, had TP, soap and heavens – even a hand dryer!! We also passed by a bike race happening in town, which was interesting…
Other than that, we stopped to buy bananas along the roadside and Emmie also bought some sweet potatoes for his family – he has three daughters age 15 and younger.
We reached Zebra Guest House around 4pm and after unloading the bus, Jenn and I along with a few students went to the grocery store to buy our lunches for the week (Mon – Wed). Jenn is super efficient and we quickly got bread, PB, honey, popcorn, nuts, cookies, fruit, granola, and lots of water again. Back to the lodge and we ordered pizza from Debonairs again and had it all together in our room. Everyone enjoyed the weekend and now it’s back to work again tomorrow.