Friday, March 19, 2010

On Our Way to Haiti

We are in the airport in Miami, waiting to board the flight to Port-au-Prince. Doug Powe and Eric Hegg should already be there, having traveled separately yesterday, slept in Ft. Lauderdale and gotten on their Haiti flights early this morning. They will have to wait as the rest of us straggle in on our various flights throughout the day. By 4 p.m. or so we should be on the road to Mirebalais, God and the crazy customs situation willing.

It is good to reconnect with old friends from previous trips and to meet new friends joining us for the first time. All of us are in pretty good spirits. Of course, we are still safely in America, swathed with the comforting sounds of CNN on the airport TVs, the vast array of junk food spread out around us, resting in air conditioning that is maybe just a tiny bit too cold.

All of this is not what it will be like in Port-au-Prince.

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