Today was great!! We weren’t expecting much from these last few days here since we are by ourselves without our hosts, but today was really great. We got to sleep in for the first time in awhile. We did it up right and slept until 10 or 11 or something. We also didn’t want to get up too early because we didn’t have much food in the house, so we figured we could get by with two meals instead of three this way. We managed to put together some things that had been left in the house: croissants with jam, a chocolate pudding for jeff, a tomato and some leftover berry cobbler for me. Then I made some nutella sandwiches to take with us to the beach! Pastor Sangoye, a gabonese man that works with the missionaries and the only person we know in Libreville, has been kind enough to take us a few places. He took us to the beach today, well drove us to the beach. We were there until sunset and it was beautiful!!
I bought this coconut from a man on the side of the road. It was huge and delicious! So this is what Tom Hanks lived off of in Castaway… not bad.
Not the most beautiful sunset ever recorded (see earlier post) but an amazing end to our beach day.
After our time at the beach, Pastor Sangoye picked us up and took us to Mbolo, the big Walmart-esque superstore to buy some groceries. It was really expensive. It was like $5 for 2 slices of deli meat. Needless to say, we will be living on grilled cheese. We did get some frozen pizzas that we ate tonight that were very good and reasonably priced. Here are a few of our favorite finds:
A duplo candybar, one of my favs from Rome, Cappucino flavored Light Cola, and Roasted Chicken and Thyme flavored Lays… should be interesting!