If you've ever wondered what Tulsa Airport looks like at 4am (why would you?) here's a shot...NO BODY is there. (but we were!)
I slept on most of the flights there (I was SO tired) But we finally arrived in PAP and went easily through customs and checks. We got our bags and you have to dart out on a mission to get past all the guys wanting to "help you" with your bags. They are fierce! And they demand payment if they so much as a lay a finger for 1 second on your bag. This is us as we were waiting past the entourage of Haitian men.
This is us on the JAC still traveling to the compound. It started to rain on us on the way there and it felt WONDERFUL!
This is the main street below our house. You see people selling things on every street. Everything from clothes, shoes, to meats, veggies, fruits, trinkets, and paintings...
This is the kitchen, which is great in Haitian standards....there was a small refigerator (we weren't allowed to use it, but they had one). Then there was a microwave (only used when city power was on, which was rare), a small stove and oven, and some cabinets (and I think I saw a deep freezer maybe, it was small). But all of these things (even the kitchen itself) is WAY more than most Haitians have in their homes, especially if they are still in tent.
So that was the first day for the most part. Travel began at 3:20am and we arrived a little before 4 at the airport. Our first flight left at 6am. Then we went to through Dallas and then on to Ft. Lauderdale. We arrived in Haiti at about 4 (if I remember right) and went straight to the house. Each night we were served a yummy dinner by Vonna (who is Thirst No More's cook). She was great. In the picture of the kitchen you can see Joelle. He was a nice but very quiet young man who is also hired by TNM to be the grounds/maintenance/doorkeeper :) We loved the TNM staff and love that they've hired Haitian locals to help them (and help us!).
Haiti Day 2 Here
Haiti Day 3 Here
Haiti Day 4 Here
Haiti Day 5 Here
Haiti Day 6 Here