Monday, October 11, 2010
Return to Abuja, Nigeria
On Sunday, August 29th, 2010 we took flight to Abuja, Nigeria- leaving from Seattle, Washington, for a 32 hour journey to our second home for the next 9 months. Gordon did quite well with the adventure, despite his newly constructed spine. We upgraded to business class for the leg of our flight because it only cost us $150 beyond our excess baggage fee. It turned out to be a very smart decision because the seats recline and become almost 100% horizontal. We arrived in Abuja, Nigeria and our friend Bryan picked us up from the airport. The bananas and coconut bread in Nigeria are amazing, we truly missed them during the summer. Our first week back we attended a fund raiser for the school at the Hilton, it was a fashion show. Many teachers and students were modeling Vlisco Dutch Wax, a high quality Nigerian style wax boutique printed in The Netherlands, as well as professional models. Look at those heels! Carol is the Librarian at school. She is my new friend and new to our school, from Buenos Aires, and we are practicing yoga every Tuesday and Thursday together. Our friend Laura had a surprise birthday party, which was a nice opportunity to hang out with some old friends again. And then we finally settled, in our newly made love nest, in Abuja, Nigeria for a 3rd year of teaching at the American International School.