Port au Prince

I had this post completely written and ready to go, but it was making me cranky to re-read it so I thought I would try to look at the positives of the last few days instead. This is the nutshell version of the cranky instigators…

Driving through an election protest where Mum was slapped on the arm – even though the results haven’t been release yet?!?
Getting to the hotel to find that they had 1 room left in the whole place.
The truck having MAJOR problems climbing the hill back to the hotel after dinner and a bit of rain.
Realizing we had no back breaks on the way back down the hill from the hotel after the rain.
Having a rock bigger than my fist go through the open passenger window and into the windshield resulting in a vehicle full of stressed out people and a $300 repair job.

All that aside, these were the cool things about the visit to Port. They had Christmas decorations up, including two big, fully decorated Christmas trees. So pretty, and it made me that much more excited about going home for the holidays. There were also Poinsettia trees – yes, they grow into trees – in full bloom everywhere.

We had an AMAZING dinner at a little restaurant called Les Amies des Gerrard. It’s this beautiful garden restaurant that has been there for over 30 years. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. It was such a treat to just relax and not think about whether we would get what we ordered or if we would get a proper bill. Chris had made reservations earlier in the day and because of that they gave us the best table in the house. It was back in this little corner surrounded by plants and low lighting. Sigh.

Mum and Dad got the airport and in line and as far as we know, safely on board and where they needed to get to. We were able to get the windshield replaced. We finished up our shopping and were home by 5 pm. I was grateful to get in the house, open everything up again, and just breathe. Today I have big plans to sweep and mop my house, fold some laundry and write a December update letter.

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About Leslie

I'm Leslie. Wife. Mother. Missionary. In the day to day my husband and I are responsible for running Clean Water for Haiti, a humanitarian mission that builds and distributes water filters to Haitian families. Living in Haiti full time provides lots of stories, and as I tell my husband, our grandkids probably won't believe most of them. Maybe writing them down will give me some credibility.

3 thoughts on “Port au Prince

  1. so glad you had a good visit, and some positive notes in spite of the inevitable downside. Some pretty scary stuff there! But glad you’re alright and that your time with family was good. Take a rest now before you set off on a journey of your own! :)


  2. Troy and I want to double date at that restaurant SOON.

    Troy is leaving at 3am Friday night, or technically Sat morning … but we will be here if you cats want to stop by. He is going on some mountain excursion with Pastor Rony and not returning until Sunday night.

    Love ya-

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