By David Sinclair

Greetings from the Durbin Inn in Makambako, TZ. The 4:00 am wake-up call was indeed painful this morning, but everyone was all smiles as we were able to get on the road by 5:00 am. The 400 mile trip took nearly 14 hours. One of the great things about TZ is that life happens along the road and sometimes in the road. One really gets to see a lot — kids going to school, women carrying water, an occasional baboon. And if you break down, it will be in the middle of the highway. Fortunately, we did not breakdown and had a problem-free trip. It was a great experience for the rookies on the trip.

Another treat was dinner this evening at the Durbin. It’s kind of a crazy experience to see what they have besides the skinny chicken. Tonight it was whole fish. While it may not look appetizing, it’s really pretty good. I convinced Reagan to go with it and she still looks happy after giving it a good try. We did make certain all of their chickens were consumed. The Durbin has a reputation for roosters that start crowing at about 3:00 – 4:00 am in the morning. While the odds are not good the roosters were on the menu, we did our part just it case we got lucky.

TZ 2013 Reagan and Fish
A quick (lukewarm) shower and turning in early will hopefully keep us slightly ahead of the roosters and rested for the 7 hour drive tomorrow. Hopefully the two dogs fighting outside my room right now will soon resolve their differences. Please keep us lifted up in prayer as we continue the journey.

Blessings all,