We are really on our way to the Congo. I feel like I am in a dream. Pam drove us to the airport, and Ken & Kathy, Ernie & Mitch and Betsy were all there to see us off.
Dad wanted to stop by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, so we stopped and got a dozen. We also stopped by WalMart to get chocolate chips, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and Hershey chocolate for Dad to make brownies. (They don’t have any of these items in the Congo.) They also don’t have deodorant, but as soon as we found that out we sent Pam off to the drugstore, earlier this week, to buy an 18-month supply. We will stop today at JFK airport in New York for 4 hours. Then tonight, we fly over the Atlantic Ocean to Paris. Tomorrow, we have 12 hours in Paris before we take off for the Congo, for another night flight. We will get there Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m., which I think is 7 hours ahead of Utah, and 8 hours ahead of California.