Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2nd Largest River in the World!

Fishermen in their dug-out canoes on a Sunday afternoon.
Sunset on the Congo River.
Ben and I walk/run along here everyday. It is guarded by machine guns! The Embassy Homes are along this part of the river, that is why it is safe to walk here. We have met many good friendly people from all over the world!!
The statue in the middle of the river is a warning marker of the upcoming rapids. No crocodiles in this part of the river, it flows to fast. The water is quite clear this day, usually there are large islands of grass that float down from the jungles over a thousand of miles upriver. No swimming here, it is too dangerous. Congolese don't swim anyway. Across the river is Brazzaville RC.
Here is a silly picture of me. Marie Lumu our Bishop's wife made me a Congolese dress. I am in our apartment. I think I look silly.

12 comments:

Trevor said...

I love it! Sign me up for one! You look awesome!

Trevor said...

This is MEGAN by the way not Trevor. thought he might want me to clarify;)

echo said...

i love that dress and head wrap. i want one!!

Laura said...

wowza-did you pick out the fabric.
The Congo River looks awesome.
Have fun running.

Laura said...

P.S. Do the Congolese women ever wear pants?

Kevin said...

I love you Elder and Sister Hatch!!! Hola from the Rothlisberger family! You both look great!!

Renee and Raul said...

why would you think you look silly. I think you look BEAUTIFUL, I hope you feel at home with one of there outfits. By the way we have Debra's email address for you now.......
debra.bath53@gmail.com
we missed you at your home for Thanksgiving this year, we sure had fun with Trevor & Meagan what a pleasure having them join us and feel comfortable to come and join us.

AnnDeO said...

I think the dress is awesome. It would be great to wear in New Mexico.

Matthew Hatch said...

Yeah! i like it mom.

Matthew Hatch said...

Hey, do they have a JoAnn's fabric over there? where do they get their material from?

dixie said...

They sell it on the streets. I don't know where it comes from. It comes in 6 yard bundles for $10-$12

Daryl Olsen said...

Hey, you look good. I like it on you. Maybe I need some of that fabric for marble bags. Ha!Ha!. We all need one of those dresses.
Love ya