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Our next adventure took us to the Cape Coast Festival Parade where we loved watching the people as much as the parade. Our boys were just as impressed with the children and babies here as we have been.... especially the ones on their mother's back.
From left: Teresa, mission home cook & maid, Sis. Stevenson, Momma J, Papa J and Logan
Above....girls ranging in age from around 4-13 years of age....representing the nursing community and all wearing wigs!
Another colorful dancer
After the parade, we made our way back down the street toward the beach and the Cape Coast Slave Castle. All pictures were taken by Logan & Justin....of the castle, inside the castle, looking out from the castle or in two of the castle's gift shops.
|We went from the airport to the Ancillary on Temple Square where we stayed the first night. We did a temple session the next morning, then left Accra and took the following pictures on our way home to Takoradi.|
Woman selling Plantain chips, Accra
Strange, unusual, and colorful building we saw on our way to Takoradi
Interesting display of bikes and tricycles.
JD wasn't here (yet) to see his fast food joint
Accra street-side market
One of hundreds of road-side
fruit and veggie stands.
Old fort outside of Cape Coast, built to protect the slave castle.
Logan has never, in his entire life, had a "store-bought" haircut and hadn't had one since we left in December! So, he had been awaiting his "free" ($1,500.00 +) " haircut from his mom.
Being a non-conventional child, he opted for a hideous "bowllet" - combination bowl cut and mullet - before the "real thing".
With a decent length of hair, he and Justin (who also got a mom-cut) were ready to go on splits with 2 of our beloved missionaries.
Justin Elder Odongo Elder Shinasi Logan
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We went to Kakum Rainforest where we did the Canopy Walk and also the Forest Walk. From there we went back toward Cape Coast, stopping at the Crocodile Pond @ Hans Botel...
yes, you read that correctly, "Botel".
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Our next adventure took us to the Cape Coast Festival Parade where we loved watching the people as much as the parade. Our boys were just as impressed by the children and babies here as we have been, especially the children on their mother's backs.
Flag twirling dancer
From left: Tareasa, mission home cook & maid, Sis. Stevenson, Sister J, Elder J. and Logan
Just a few of the girls representing
the medical field. They ranged in
age from around 4 to 15 years, and were ALL wearing wigs!
heads of their "underlings".
After the parade, we made our way back down the street toward the beach and the
Cape Coast Slave Castle.
5-chamber male slave dungeon, where up to 1,000 slaves were held, waiting for the ships to arrive.