Friday, April 24, 2009
Yola, Nigeria: Rain and the AUN University Club Pool
The pictures are out of order to the story I'm about to tell, but I'll walk you through it, don't worry...
Some times, looks can be deceiving. Here is the AUN University Club in Yola on a nice day (pics #2 and #3). A few hours later it got even better, because it started to RAIN (pic #1). I can't tell you how nice a cool wind and wetness feels after a strong, beating sun for months on end! A short few minutes later, the rain storm ended (but another one that lasted a half hour or so came a few days later). We've been having such generator problems with any facility related to AUN that now we can't use the pool because the pump won't work on the electricity provided... and the machines and the air conditioners at the gym won't work because it's the same problem. I live for the treadmill, mostly because it's too bloody hot to walk for more than five minutes at a time outside. It's a bit frustrating to be dealing with all of this, but when I see these photos I feel like we are so lucky to even have a facility available to us here like this in such a rural location. I've decided to count my lucky stars instead of complaining of the above and about how I can't post as much as I'd like to these days because of internet problems. Is there something that you've been taking for granted lately?