Blog 12/23/06, N’djamena Airport 7:20am
Stacey hates flying, or maybe dreads flying would be a better description. But, here she is in a small 18 seater plane with me, as the propellers start turning and the engines making a noise that must be terrifying to Stace. I’m between excited and worried. It’s not every day that I get on a plane to go over Afrian land. On the other hand, I see Stace there, hunched forward and attempting to will herself to sleep before the plane lifts off. It will be one hour and forty five minutes before we land.
7:50am We are now up in the air. Stace seems to be holding up, as she looks passed out. There is nothing but desert as far as you can see out of either side of the plane. I’m right on the wings, so I definitely feel the engines, and we can all hear them.
It was so nice of the WFP to get us onboard this flight. I’m not sure how or why it happened, since there weren’t supposed to be flights at 7:30, only the more than full 9am one. But we are very grateful to Jean Cristophe for doing this. At the WFP offices, he immediately went to action on putting us on a waiting list, and we somehow got on a flight that we did not know that existed.
11:48pm I’m really, really tired, so I will get back to blogging tomorrow morning. It was a long day with so much stuff going on, so I’ll get some rest and get back to you soon.