16.11.2010 90 °F
Most of the team left today. Only myself and Yvonne, the nurse, remain for the 3rd week. I was up at 4:30 AM to have breakfast and say good bye to all my new friends. The last few days we have had no water at the hotel. It comes out of the faucet as a trickle. I really wanted a warm shower to get some of the grime off. I tried the water all morning-nothing. The hotel staff explained that the government works on the lines sometimes so you just have to wait for water. One of the young men brought me a bucket of hot water. I soaped up and then poured the entire bucket on my head. Wow, was that great!!
We take so much for granted until you don't have it. This kind act of providing me with some hot water meant so much to me. What a treat!!
Yvonne and I decided to go the the Lake Volta Hotel to use the internet and relax some-the view of the dam and lake is so beautiful. I would never get tired of looking at it.
We found a wonderful taxi driver named Isaac. He gave us his phone number and he comes whenever we want to go somewhere. He brought us to the hotel and will pick us up when we call. The round trip which is about 30 miles cost 15 cedis or about 10 American dollars.
Yvonne has been on 16 trips with Global Volunteers and told me so many stories about her treks all over the world. She is such an interesting person. She is in her 70s and makes these trips by herself. She is a good role model and funny too!