Monthly Archives: April 2006


Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

I know you're all waiting to hear what in the world is going on out here. We are slowly finding answers to the many questions that we have; however, it's going to take a bit more time. We are still in the early decision making stage so I don't really know what to report. Talitha and I are trying to get used to everything. Things are so different here, there is hardly anything that reminds us of home. Internet excess is not readily available, so updating this space is going to take some time. I'll get a longer post in late this week, or maybe ea....

Greetings From Talitha!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Hi everyone! Coming out of the plane was like stepping into the hundreds of photographs my parents brought back. The only difference here is there is way more detail. They have the sweetest looking flowers, mixed into all the greenery. Unlike the photos, the cars actually honk and the big tankers give off the most horrendous stench. The palm trees wave at you gracefully, instead of just standing there. The people don?t say much more than they did on the pictures, they?re just as friendly as they manage to be with the little vocabulary they have....

April 7 ~ Hello from Africa!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Oops! Instead of landing in Nigeria, the plane got lost and ended up on Jupiter, well at least that what it looks and feels like! (Ok, Matthew CS, I can see you laughing at that one!) As we got lower and lower you could watch the outside temperature on the info screen go up, up and up. At 3000ft we were around 22 degree C. then 23, 24, 25, 26…I was thinking, "That’s quite enough already, you can stop now", 27, 28…Altitude 1500 ft and falling, temperature 29, 30 and still rising. The monitors shut off just before landing, so I didn’t get....

April 5 – Last day in Austria

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 8th, 2006

On Tuesday morning, we went to Astrid's parents for a short visit. We wanted to see her father's blacksmith shop, and also visit a bit longer. He makes antique looking metal work. Some of it is actually art. He used a furnace or a torch to heat the metal, and a hammer and anvil to form it. Just by watching him, you could see he was an expert in his trade. He demonstrated for us by making a horseshoe from a flat iron bar. A few years back, for his wife's 60th birthday, he made her
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April 4 ~ Visiting Zlan

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 8th, 2006

On Tuesday, we went to the village of Zlan. The Lutherans that joined the Hutterite Church went to church in that town. On the pews, in front of every person, there was a plaque with his last name on it. We found the Kleinsasser name, Hofer name and Waldner name, without the ‘n’. Somehow they forgot th....