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Georgia on my mind...


Yesterday, travelling into Georgia on Interstate 85, Ken and I stopped at a service station to use the 'restrooms'. It was in a small place called Lavonia (I don't know why you need to know that). Anyway, Ken showed me a large poster which showed all the famous singers that come from Georgia - Ray Charles (who sang 'Georgia on my mind'), Gladys Knight, James Brown and many others. I was surprise to see Usher right up there with all those classics...

So I left kindly Ken and his wife Amanda behind in Atlanta with invitations to return again- and God willing, I will - with Emma next time. Ken has also got connections with western Kenya very close to where Emma and I will be working - it could work out that we put in a well together one day!

I flew into St Louis in the afternoon on a Delta flight. Emma was looking as lovely as ever...: ) when she met me at the airport with some good friends - Shayna and Mike (who we had met in Edinburgh when they were studying there) - and little cute and extremely energetic Bella!

Emma and I also got the obligatory photo taken with the pumpkins that seem to be everywhere just now. I like them - they add a lot of colour.
We will be staying with Mike's mum and dad in a massive house in the suburbs! It is a pretty impressive place with an automatic garage door and great flatscreen TV that we were watching college 'football' on. The local team Missouri were being whipped by the Texas Longhorns. Mike and Shayna have ideas for what they want to show us around here. I think this is going to be a more relaxing part of the trip...

Posted by africraigs 20:17

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you just like the pupkins cos they are orange!! Go on admit it!! Glad to see whats happening with you both - God bless you

by Matt

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