Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Road Pictures From Nigeria

Kelly Jo and I have been resting good since we returned home but I have been waking up at 4:00 AM every night. My body is telling me it is 10:00 or 11:00 AM and I have to get up. Monday morning I slept passed my internal "wake up call" and it was wonderful. I hope that continues at least some of the time.

We have a few road pictures taken out the window while in Nigeria. Although traffic can be hectic and travel nerve-wracking in Nigeria, it really is the best way to get a view of the country. Folks usually love to see the road pictures and I have already had a few ask where they are.

Bro. Shobanke's nephew, Emmanuel, drives for us and has driven us nearly every day of every time we have been there. We love his driving. He is politely aggressive and generously uses his horn. Using the horn in Nigeria is not an expression of anger at all. It is generally a polite way of saying to other drivers and pedestrians, "Hey, I am here and I am coming through. I am beeping because you may not see me."

Bro. Shobanke's oldest son, also named Emmanuel, picked us up a couple of time and drove us to the church this year. He did a great job too.

Most of these pictures are taken out the windows so they are not as clear as they should be. It seems a little intrusive to roll the window down and take pictures of everyone as we go by, so we take them through the window.

We had never seen these three wheel taxis in Nigeria before but they are every where now.

There is also a new company selling motorcycles there. They are a little bigger than the motorcycle taxis used to be. The company has sold thousands of them in Nigeria the last two years.

Notice the baby on the mother's back. We have seen taxi bikes with another child in front of the driver and a third adult between the driver and the mother with the child on her back.

This is the entrance to the Christ Campaigner's Church in Osun State.

This is school children walking home.

That is all the pictures from Nigeria. I will try to write a post summing up the whole trip soon. Thank you for reading today.


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