Today I have been preparing for our departure from Uganda. It's been a laid back day. James has been somewhat ill the last few days and so we stayed home from Church. We ran quickly to grab a few more gifts for family and friends back home, packed and took a nap. Now I'm just waiting for the final touches of packing and Isma to arrive.
I realized though that I've had a VERY full and exciting 2 days to talk share, well one full day and one awesome evening. I also have quite a few random thoughts I'll probably be sharing for days.
On Friday, May 1st it was a holiday (Labor Day) so the offices were closed. We stayed at the house until evening. James did work from home because it wasn't a holiday for him. I just sat around. It was kind of boring. :) I know, I shouldn't use that word. But really, I didn't even have a good book to read.
We had plans for the evening though. We were headed out to NdereCultural Center to see the Ndere Troupe preform. What a show! I thoroughly enjoyed and so badly wished the kids were with me. Patrick and Michel picked us up at 6pm and we headed out.
We did get
a few gifts at the center for ourselves. Some art for the walls.
I've fallen in love with the african wall art.
|Here we are by one of the display huts at the center.|
The dancing and music were so wonderful. They take you to various places around Uganda and share a traditional dance and the meaning behind it. Pretty impressive.
The picture above is the opening song. It's just a musical introduction of sorts. Then man down on the ground below the others is the director. He was truly AMAZING to watch! He directed them with his WHOLE body. I could have just watched him all night!
The last dance was from the Acholi tribe which happens to be where Patrick is from.
I have some videos and will try to upload them to YouTube and link them here tomorrow. You'll enjoy them!
Sitting in Amsterdam now! 1/2 way home!! (Yes, my posts can span a couple days before publishing!)