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Orlando

I did not have Internet in the house where I was staying the last few days, so I could not send my reports. In any case, I'm not sure I would have time to send anything. I had the African team in Orlando and we did the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center "death marches." The first day it rained almost all day, which kept the heat and crowds down. That was the good part. The bad part was that my feet got so wet for so long that when I took my socks off that night my little toe fell off. Oh well, I have nine others.

Yesterday, we trudged around Epcot in 95 degree heat. I am proud to announce, however, that we saw almost everything we wanted to see and spent every penny of our money on Mickey Mouse merchandise and food. We were good tourists. The fireworks displays both nights were fantastic.

It is a joy to take visitors around to see America, however. They see and learn so much, and take home special memories. This trip was special because I took them coast to coast -- from Seattle to Indiana to Chicago to Orlando. Now I am going home to unpack, recoup for a day and start classes on Monday at Reformed Presbyterian Seminary. I was glad to be part of the tour and now I'm glad it's over.

I also had a surprise in that my computer malfunctioned. I could not open any of my Office software, but I took it to the Apple store in Chicago and watched them work their magic. The service was superb and everything is now A-OK.