Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Independence Day

Well, as many of you know, Independence Day is my favorite holiday of the year.  So, needless to say, I missed it being 8000 miles from America.  However, I was furthermore saddened because I was one of two Americans at the school here and the other was gone, so I celebrated America alone.  I watched fireworks on Youtube, drank a Coca-Cola, and went to bed.  I cannot say it was the best Fourth of July ever.

However, I am in a sincerely pleasant mood, since I am healthy and able to run again.  Thursday is a Tanzanian holiday, Sikukuu ya Wafanyakazi (Laborer's Day).  A few of us will celebrate by taking the afternoon off of class, heading into town for dinner, and trying to find a celebration somewhere.  It should be fun whatever we do.


  1. Joe, What an exciting adventure! Happy belated fourth of July! Thank goodness for Skype and UTube! We are so glad to hear you are feeling better! We are praying for you. God bless your studies and health! Blessings, Uncle Rick and Aunt Cindy

  2. At least I took pictures if the Normal fireworks show for you. Hope you liked them!