Tracking Ed Monroe as he travels to Haiti and other exotic(?) places

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday after dinner 7-13

We had that great first meal here that Neva and Andreta fix for us. It is around 9 PM and we are waiting for our bags to arrive by truck from Port-Au-Prince (PAP). It sounds like we have had to hire another truck as the one from Jacmel broke down somewhere on the way to the airport. That is so very Haitian. However the amazing news is that we made all of our connections and in spite of the usual problems getting our checked luggage in PAP which took over 1 ½ hours after we had cleared immigration so we were very upset at the baggage handlers at the airport. It almost caused us to miss our plane from PAP to Jacmel. We made that plane with only 5 minutes to spare or else we would have had to spend the night in PAP or try to find surface transportation to Cyvadier. We landed in the E concourse of Miami airport instead the expected D concourse but we were almost 30 minutes early so my fear of a short connection time was for naught. This team has come together and we laugh a lot so tthat is a good thing. We avoided the storm over PAP on our way to Jacmel and that was good. The generator is working, the internet is working, the Prestige is cold, and lie here is good. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we do for you. I’m tired butt the truck is still here so I’ll jump off line and let some one else get on. More tomorrow. Ed


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you made it safely. We will be reading your blog and praying for you to have a terrific time in Haiti.

Anonymous said...

By the way, that last one was from me, dad. Chris

I love you and I am so proud of you for the work that you do.