Saturday, October 25, 2008

Downtown Bamako

We had a fun day shopping and eating downtown today. The Thompsons took us to the big grocery and department store. There were many vendors outside - they were quite aggressive and since I don't speak the language I just stood there saying No. I can imagine what they were thinking. Ron almost bought a pair of "Ray Ban" glasses - he took them from the guy and he didn't want to take them back! Very different than a day of shopping at home. We then went to The Broadway Cafe. It is a restuarant that serves a wide variety of American dishes. We had Philadelphia Cheese Steaks, cheeseburgers, eggs and bacon - served with french fries!! It was a nice treat! We travelled back through the streets and it was crazy - especially in the some of the market areas. I haven't gotten a picture of any animals crossing the street yet - but it is a sight to see!
Faith has a piece of bacon in her teeth - she is a bacon loving girl!!!

5 comments:

SandyVH said...

Hi Ron and Chris and gang!

Your blog is great-it is so cool seeing you working for the Lord on another continent! Looks like you are having fun!

It is chilly and rainy here today. Do you get much rain there?

I promised to pray for all of you when you were at NWBC last time and I am. I remember all of you daily. Can't wait to see more of your adventures online :~)

Lots of love and prayers,

Sandy Van Hoose

The Hartman Family said...

Very neat - glad you could get some good ol' American food today! It is so great to see all of the pictures!
Miss ya!
The Hartman's

The Sexton Crew said...

Why is Chris Millender missing from all photographs?

We want to see you. Come out from behind that camera, woman!
=)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you guys are having a good time so far! I really miss all of your sweet family, but it's so exciting to "be a part" of what you guys are doing through reading your blog.

Rob Baker said...

Great blog, folks! Glad you enjoyed 'Broadway' - it's one of our favourite places to go here in Bamako.

Drop us a line if you're in town again - we're with SIL here!

Blessings,

Rob

PS Here's my blog: www.robbaker.org