After 24 hours in transit, we arrived in Monrovia. The trip was uneventful, except for having three rolls of gorilla tape confiscated by airport security in Brussels. And one trunk didn’t make it all the way, but we’re hoping it arrives on tomorrow’s plane. We can wrestle with that detail on Monday.
Liberia is warm and humid, in the very early stages of the rainy season. There was a period of heavy showers this afternoon, but that broke the heaviness of the air, which was a relief. We’ve found a local restaurant with wireless access and good food, both of which are welcome right now. Tomorrow should be a quiet day, as most businesses are closed on Sundays. Monday we’ll kick into full gear, picking up the truck, which has been getting necessary repairs. Then we need to purchase a gas generator, pick up the barrels we shipped earlier and meet with USAID. Tuesday we leave for the school.
We’ll post again before then, but know that we’re safe and making progress. We’re anxious to make our way east and meet the students and teachers, but all in good time.