Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Hot Box

The Hot Box, driven by François (Frank), was to be loaded and on the road by 5:00 am thus allowing us to reach our 300 km (186 m) destination in about 10 hours. As is seemingly an all-Africa tradition, various delays resulted in setting out at 8:00 am. Given the estimated duration, we ought to reach Kitindi by 6:00 pm…just before dark sets in…ought to.

The Hot Box was loaded both inside and out, with Kizombo Sr. insisting that the most luxurious seat be taken by me, though at last he relented and took that spot himself after about four hours of jostling and jolting. We were finally ready to go.

Pr Mike, Kizombo Jr., and I were ready to go at 5:00 am.

Pepito, Pr. Mike, Simone, Kizombo Sr., Leslie, Julianne, Kizombo Jr., Pr Norbert