Well, it’s finally here! All the training is behind me and the experience of Haiti is in front of me. I am so grateful for this opportunity! Thanks again to everyone for all of your support!
I stayed at the Tischer’s to avoid having Kelly have to drive me to the airport at 4 a.m. Jase and I were up and out the door by 4:20. There were no problems with security and the flight to Miami was smooth.
I read the following card from Kelly when we arrived. I am blessed with an amazing wife who loves me, gets me, and is always there for me.
In Miami we met a lot of the runners at the gate for the flight to Cap Haitian:
I was upgraded so had a decent lunch on the flight, and was the first one through immigration. I acted like I knew what I was doing so was outside pretty quickly. Then I was approached by many taxi drivers asking if I needed a ride. After a bit, others started trickling out and we met the RAH crew.
Here’s the bus we took to the hotel. There were also several pick up trucks to carry bags!
The bus ride over to the hotel was a little crazy. I was instantly struck by the trash — it’s literally everywhere! 😦
The road was crazy. I struggled to get decent shots, but it was narrow, crowded, rutted and seemed a bit dangerous. But our driver was amazing!
The hotel is literally at the end of the road and is pretty nice.
Some of the gang went for a run. Not me!
Most of us did make a trek to an old fort…
After that we had a team meeting to go over logistics and safety, had dinner, and now it’s almost time for bed. We have a 4 a.m. wake up call and will be running by 5. 34 miles tomorrow finishing with a long climb up a mountain.