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USA | Tuesday, 1 September 2009 | Views [1601] | Comments [10]

so bad news,

apparently the US government deems it illegal to enter africa without proof of a return trip plan. since i only had purchased a one way ticket i would be committing a crim by  entering kenya. thus i was turned away at my gate minutes before i was supposed to load. after spending hours on the phone and thousands of dollars on a ticket back, i was approved to leave america at 1pm on tuesday. i will get to kenya at about 8pm kenyan time. for those of you in  oregon thats approx 7-8 hours ahead.

luckily the wonderful organization i am with was located in seattle and picked me up and are taking me back to a house to stay for the night which saved me spending 30hours in the airport. thank goodness for kind people.

anyway i just wanted to shout out that update...things were hectic but we're back on track. thank you for everyone who helped out during that crazy mess. you're all beautiful!

kwe to hera

Tags: america, grrrr, illegal



Miss you all sorts, best of luck!

  JohnZ Sep 2, 2009 9:56 AM


sending you good energy to clear the way for you...you will be in my thoughts and I am looking forward to hearing as much as you are able to share...wish I was there..in body, in spirit, you know I am..take care..open to the blessings along the way, my dear!

  RITA Sep 2, 2009 10:35 AM


Good luck girl,
Take care love you,
Aunt Tammy

  Aunt Tammy Sep 2, 2009 10:42 AM


Oh, Kena, we have been thinking so much about you..so sorry for the road block you experienced but glad things worked out, though sounds like at much expense! I am going to give your online journal address to Mary's family, K? Did you get the pics? Love you! yes please do! got the pics, theyre great thanks so much for the great knowledge on childcare and life, youre an amazing mama and soon to be gmama

  carol Sep 2, 2009 11:40 AM


God, Sometimes likes to lead us in crazy journeys.

  Lori Sep 3, 2009 1:02 AM


I kinda freaked out for you in the first paragraph, but I'm glad it worked out. Now I know what not to do when traveling to Africa! heh. Safe travels, and good journey

  Sean C Sep 4, 2009 5:11 AM


Whoa, Kena. I can't believe nobody told you about that rule before you left! When did you buy your ticket back for? Are you going to cancel the return flight?
Sorry the Man tried to get in your business--his rules are a bummer. I hope you have a great trip.

  Monica J Sep 4, 2009 5:17 AM


oh damn! craziness i missed a flight recently and feel your pain! did you set the return flight for two years later? haha. glad it worked out for you in the end! i will miss you!

  bri Sep 8, 2009 2:27 PM


You have to love America, home of the free. Glad it is getting worked out despite the thousands in wasted money. Love you mama.

  Yma Sep 9, 2009 5:06 AM


you dont know me but i am a friend of amy c and have made you on my favorite list and will keep following you, what you are doing will enrich you back a thousand times, its people like you that do what some of us only dream of. from someone you dont know

  dide devillers Sep 10, 2009 12:50 PM

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