We’re in Budapest! It’s 7:00 a.m. and I hear dogs barking, traffic, and a car siren that’s been blaring for at least 20 minutes already. Once in a while a train rumbles by and a plane takes off from the international airport a few minutes away.
Had three hours of sleep last night – the brain was too busy to sleep when we finally got to our room. Batted a few mosquitoes during the night, woke up with bites on my arm. “Oh Lord, give me strength for the busy travel day ahead.”
The trip from Vancouver to Budapest was excellent. Flew on a 747 and got seats in the bulkhead! What a treat! Landed in London for a six-hour layover. We decided to make the most of our time in England, so we jumped on a train that took us from Heathrow Airport directly to Hyde Park where we began a 2-hour walkabout. Saw Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and the Thames River. All this in 90 degree heat and while on sleep deprivation. ‘Way to make a memory!
Back to Heathrow where we caught our connecting flight to Budapest. All our suitcases – personal and camp supplies – arrived. A driver from our hotel came immediately to pick us up. Couldn’t have been smoother. “Thank You, God, for making this so simple!”
We’ll have a staff prayer meeting after breakfast, and then load into two vans and begin our drive to Romania at 10 a.m.