Our goodbyes last week went well. The staff at each of our schools made time for everyone to get together and say goodbye to us along with giving speeches and presents. We said goodbye to our classes by giving each learner a papyrus bookmark from Egypt, which they loved. Many learners also wrote letters to us to say goodbye, which we’re taking with us back to America.
We left Tsumeb on a cloudy, wet morning. The dogs did their best to keep us there – Dylan could barely walk from the gate to the car, they were jumping on him so much! Our suitcases were wrapped in plastic garbage bags in the back of our open bakkie. Just to prove that we have not learned everything about Namibia, our ride showed up four hours early rather than two hours late as we anticipated!
Looking at the clouds ringing the tops of the hills between Tsumeb and Otavi on our drive to Windhoek, I was reminded more of Rwanda than Namibia. Thanks to the rain we’ve been having, everything is greener and more alive than normal. It’s a good last image to have of our home here. =)