Our last day at FCE. We were able to sleep in before preparing to move on to the next adventure. We had a beautiful breakfast under the trees. The table setting itself was just lovely. Linda read to us from "Jesus Calling" about trusting God in all difficulties. Remember this as I will refer to it later. We relaxed until Leonard and Alick came to pick us up. The first challenge was fitting all of the luggage into the vehicles. Dr. Marc was up to the challenge! After moving things several times and moving seats forward to make more room it was all
finally in. Next challenge: fit 13 people and their backpacks, purses, pillows, etc into 2 vehicles. Melissa says we are to be flexible! Well we managed it but not comfortably unless you managed to be lucky enough to snag a front seat. The first part of our trip was uneventful with many interesting discussions (at least in our car). We register the reading at breakfast. Kathi felt it was depressing.
Becki assured her it wasn't her horoscope for the day and made her sit through another reading of it. And I the. Gave us more information regarding the US flag code than we ever wanted to know. He and Becki also managed some car aerobics to manage stiff backs and cramped legs! After only 6.5 short hours and 1 bathroom stop we made it to Lusaka. The halfway point of our journey. We stopped for some much needed stretching and nourishment. When Leonard told us we still had about 4 hours to go we tried not to moan out loud!!
Back to the car we went. We switched up seating arrangements to make things fair and I finally had the coveted front seat! It was heavenly. The talking began to dwindle the longer we drove. Did I mention there were many speed bumps? To slow you down for the many check points. We came to a check point and were told to pull over. We were in trouble as the drivers could not see out of the back windows. Leonard, of course, talked his way out of a fine.
He unfortunately couldn't do the same for poor Alick. They finally come back to the cars and Leonard pulls out. Meanwhile Alick tries to start the car and all we hear is "click click click click". The battery is dead. We try to reach Lenard. He has no service. Did I happen to mention that our driver is deaf and mute? And the rest of us don't know the language? It was at that point that I told Kathi the morning reading actually just might be her horoscope! Alex had some cables - except they weren't like what we have. Just exposed wires on the end. He found someone to help jump us. He asked Andy to hold the wires to the battery with his bare hands. He was reluctant to do so.... The car was started and we were back on our way with windows down and air conditioning off due to the low battery light being on. Leonard then picked that time to call to see where we were. Really? You just realized we weren't behind you?
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