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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Trip to Douala and Mutengene - May 13-14, 2009

I went on my first out-of-town trip to do two site visits. The first stop was at the Embassy Branch Office in Douala, where we get a lot of support for our shipping and customs operations. Minimal U.S. citizen services are also available. The second stop on the trip was Mutengene to visit the lab renovation project for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

001 Leaving Yaoundé 002 Roadside Vendors 003 Banana Car 004 Toll Stop Vendors 005 Car Fire 006 Old Stone House 007 Health Center 008 Tall Trees in the Distance 009 Green 010 Brush Fire 011 Man and House 012 Speeding by the Overturned Truck 013 Accident 014 Halfway Point and Rest Stop in Edea 015 U.S. Flag to Signal Americans 016 Across the Street 017 House and Palm Trees 018 L'Amandine 019 Edea's Main Drag 020 Traffic in Edea 021 Texaco 022 Refinery 024 Crossing the Bridge 025 Let's All Bar the Way to AIDS 026 Leaving Edea 027 Thick Forest 028 Trees and Bridge 029 Traffic in Douala 030 Insurance Office à la 1960s Batman 031 Crazy Gate 032 Main Road into Douala 033 Shops 034 Douala International Airport 035 Hugest Shrimp I've Ever Eaten 036 Free Condoms 037 Marshes 038 No One Owns a Helmet in Cameroon 039 Truck Rest Area 040 Yalk Herd 041 Very Close to the Car 042 Traffic Jam 043 Blue Spots 044 Rubber Trees 045 Young Orchard 046 Banana Trees 047 Banana Bunches in Bags 048 Mutengene Shops 049 Various and Sundry Items 050 Trees on the CDC Compound 051 Road Going Up Behind CDC 052 Closeup of Roof and Trees 053 Basketball Court 054 Low-Hanging Tree Branch 055 Mangoes and Bird Nests 056 Back Wall 057 CDC Laboratory Construction 058 Main Hallway 059 Looking Out the Lab's Side Window 060 Dark Tree 061 View of Mutengene Down Below 062 CDC Storage Facilities 063 Another Dark Tree 064 Strange Purple Leaves 065 Leaving Mutengene 066 All Lined Up 067 Blurry Trees 068 Abandoned by the Banana Trees 069 Palm Nut Trees 1 070 Palm Nut Trees 2 071 Lady Restaurant 072 Gravel Truck Losing Its Cargo 073 Pink Van 074 Coffin in a Taxi 075 Beef Shwarma 076 Outside Douala 077 Bikes Going in Circles 078 Electrical Lines 079 Quiet Waters 080 No Longer on Fire 081 Mountain

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Wedding of Jean Basile Atangana and Michèle Eyenga - May 2, 2009

001 Entering the Church 002 Seats for the Bride, Groom, and Witnesses 003 Front of the Church 006 Flowers 008 View from the Front of the Church 009 Marcia, Sari, Kara, and Tasneem 010 Aaron, Dora, Kevan, Kate, and Me 011 Bridal Pew 012 Pew and Kneeler 013 Special Intentions Altar 014 Windows 015 Linus, Emmanuel, and Me 016 Wedding Program 017 Kneeling Guest 018 Altar and Cross 019 Altar in Selective Coloring (Brown) 020 Large Hat 022 Flower Girls and Ring Bearers 023 Bride and Groom at the Altar 024 Mother of the Groom 025 Bride and Groom 028 First Reading from Genesis 029 Second Reading from Ephesians 030 Gospel Reading from Matthew 032 Homily 033 Wedding Vows 1 035 Wedding Vows 2 036 Wedding Vows 3 037 Wedding Vows 4 038 Wedding Vows 5 039 Holding Hands 040 Kiss 041 Applause 043 Presentation of Bride and Groom 044 Speech from Priest 045 Gift from Prayer Group 047 Another Gift Presentation 048 Groom and His Mother 049 Church Offering 050 Line Dancing 051 Donors 054 Returning to Their Seats 055 Dancing in Honor of the New Couple