Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Buzz of the Town

If you keep up with the news, you know that our own U.S. President is touring African countries right now. And at this very moment, he is on Tanzanian soil. Oh my goodness. The excitement, the excitement. He's here for four whole days. Apparently that is a long time.

They re-paved the road in front of the American embassy. Rumor has it that all of the new lines they painted on the roads are also in his honor. (Do you think he'll notice?)

This morning at church we talked to a friend who works for the U.S. government. He said that Our President's envoy is taking up the entirety of the three nicest hotels in Dar es Salaam. That's hundreds of rooms. Apparently in addition to Air Force One, they also flew in ten (ten!) gigantic cargo planes that brought in helicopters and bullet-proof cars and who knows what else. Them's your tax dollars at work, folks!

Sadly, we won't be seeing him. But a few of our students whose parents work for the U.S. government will even get to meet him. Whew! Pretty exciting.....
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