Strangers in a Foreign Loand

February 22, 2010 at 11:55 PM 7 comments

So, you wouldn’t imagine England to be so different than the States given that we speak the same language. But clearly…we are tourists here. We are hyper-aware of everything including driving on the “wrong” side of the road, the very cool English accents and the way everyone looks at us. They can SOOO tell we are rookies around here. For example, Bonnie called shotgun in the cab, but sat it the driver’s side by accident!

Everything is seems so charming and fascinating! We walked over the bridge on the River Thames and I believe took pictures of “the castle” in Windsor (we ventured out in the dark of night so, it could’ve really been anything, but it looked cool!)

The money seemed a bit of a challenge (converting pounds to dollars). That’s one thing you take for granted at home. You know how much a dollar is worth when buying an item and can easily tell if you’re getting ripped off or not!

We ate at Brown’s pub and restaurant. We had our hearts set on “Bangers and Mash” but they were sold out! Argggghhh! So we decided on fish and chips and a pint of cider. It was all yummy.

Back at the hotel, I managed to trip the circuit by plugging in my computer with the converter so my team got a nice laugh out of that one. And this morning we couldn’t figure out how to turn off the shower! We literally had to have someone from housekeeping come turn it off! Oy!

And the comedy of errors are happening in a country similar to ours! Can you imagine once we get to Uganda?

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  • 1. One 20  |  February 23, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    I didn't brush my teeth tonight but I'll pray for you guys anyway!! Have a great time!! Dathan and the Grahamsps: korene and Ryder brushed their teeth

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  • 2. molly  |  February 23, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    well, we did pray that God would provide what you needed and if it was the prime minister of hot water so be it. =)

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  • 3. o.lafflitto  |  February 23, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    I just want you guys to know that I had a wonderful time with the Lord praying for you this morning. You are in His hands and He is going to open the way while using you for His glory. Josie, I forgot to ask you if you got the lido and septocaine?

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  • 4. Meagan  |  February 23, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    Ahhh sounds amazing! You guys are in my thoughts 24/7 and im praying constantly!!!! Its kinda scary how waiting for your next blog can distract me. Oh well. 😀 Sounds like your already having a blast! Miss you both! Love!

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  • 5. Chris  |  February 23, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    This is classic Josie! Just so you know…. I am very excited about "our" trip to Uganda….. You see, I don't get out much and I plan on following this blog everyday! This is my adventure to the bush too….. I just needed you to do all the heavy lifting! I will be thinking and praying…. Have a blast! (Dutton)

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  • 6. aileenfp  |  February 23, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you. He will be with you. Deut31:8 praying for you =)

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  • 7. kmruhl  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Loving your posts and your sense of humor. Glad you and Bonnie have each other to laugh with. Keeping you in prayer, Kathy 🙂

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