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Published: January 8th 2009
This was our first time we saw Aaron in Africa. We were on the ferry waiting to get off when there he was emerging from the crowd. It was a great day.
We visited Foundiougne Senegal to see our son, Aaron, a volunteer in the Peace Corps. This was our first trip to West Africa and what an experience! We stayed in the Billboa campamount and had a private bath with a shower. The beds were hard but we slept well. The food they provided was great. It is truly amazing what they can do with such little resources. We took trips to Kaolack, the only ATM in the area and this is a cash society. We also took a piroque trip down the Foundgioune river to where it empties into the Atlantic. The mouth of the river is approximately 3 to 4 miles wide and reminded us of the Columbia River. This was a very memorable trip, especially when we think back about the lack of safety precuations. Life jackets are a luxury and if you can swim why would you need one! The trips in the car were so interesting, some roads were dirt some were blacktop, and sometimes the dirt was better than the blacktop, no pot holes in the dirt. Then the kids would run out with bags of dirt to fill the pot holes in the blacktop and
These are the children of Abrahama and Daba Dieng who was such a good friend of Aarons while in Senegal.
narrowly be missed by the on coming traffic! It also did not matter if you were on the left, center, or right side of the road. What mattered was which area had the least hazards! You did not drive at night since head and tail lights are a luxury and when a car/truck/bus broke down it stayed in the road. In the mornings you would see cars wedged under busses/trucks because they did not see them.
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