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2003

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Greg and Joanitha with wigs and African shirts, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2004 Greg and Joanitha with wigs and African shirts
Fort Collins, Colorado, 2004
We love rasta music and saw Lucky Dube's concert in Kampala in 2003, but this is not our real hair.
Greg and Joanitha being anointed, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg and Joanitha being anointed
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
In Bahaya tradition, the wedded couple join feet and are anointed with oil.
"Joanitha, Maria and Judy", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Joanitha, Maria and Judy
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
Greg and Joanitha receiving a baby as a wedding gift, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg and Joanitha receiving a baby as a wedding gift
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
We were treated at the reception with dozens of gifts, but none as surprising as a child.
Greg giving a speech at the wedding reception, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg giving a speech at the wedding reception
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
Tim, Greg, Joanitha, ?
Greg and Joanitha seated at wedding reception, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg and Joanitha seated at wedding reception
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
The wedding reception was held at the historic Lake Hotel in Bukoba.
Greg and Joanitha in a jeep, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg and Joanitha in a jeep
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
After our wedding, we paraded around town in this limousine, sounding triple beeps, cheered on and even followed by many curious townspeople.
"Greg and Joanitha, just married", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg and Joanitha, just married
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
We left the church looking a little stunned at the fanfare of people, vehicles, music and dancing surrounding us.
"Tim, Greg, Joanitha and Donald", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Tim, Greg, Joanitha and Donald
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
Donald passed away suddenly, just a few months after we left East Africa. He was in charge of rebuilding many of the important highways connecting Bukoba to other towns, including Mutukula, the border with Uganda. He was a jovial, witty and intelligent Brit whose wife was originally from Lesotho.
Greg and Joanitha's wedding, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg and Joanitha's wedding
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
The wedding took place at Bukoba Roman Catholic Cathedral Parish in central Bukoba on September 13.
Greg and Joanitha's wedding, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg and Joanitha's wedding
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
Greg Vogl, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg Vogl
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
Greg at the Lake Hotel, dressed up for his wedding.
Greg Vogl, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg Vogl
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
"traditional dancer, sendoff party", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 traditional dancer, sendoff party
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
This dancing troupe from Mwanza featured a man acting as a crazed monkey.
"traditional music group, sendoff party", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 traditional music group, sendoff party
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
This group played music for our wedding send-off ceremony.
"the bride, sendoff party, Ntungamo", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 the bride, sendoff party, Ntungamo
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
Maria, Joanitha, Merensiana
"fire dancers, sendoff party, Ntungamo", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 fire dancers, sendoff party, Ntungamo
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
These dancers were skilled with balancing flaming pots on their heads.
Greg and Jovita, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Greg and Jovita
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
Mr. Jovita, a friend of Joanitha's father, served as my father for the sendoff and gave me away at the wedding.
"sendoff delegation, Ntungamo Seminary", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 sendoff delegation, Ntungamo Seminary
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
Sawiya Abubakar, Fidelis Nyegila, Mr. Jovita, Samuel Mutasa, Johanitha Mwijage, 3 others
Joanitha's mother at mama kikapu party, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Joanitha's mother at mama kikapu party
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
At this ceremony the family received gifts in honour of Joanitha's wedding.
"Joanitha, Merensiana and Petronida", Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 Joanitha, Merensiana and Petronida
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
bridge across the Kanoni river, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 bridge across the Kanoni river
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
I crossed this bridge many times going to and from Joanitha's house in Buyekera. It can be difficult to see at night unless the moon is out because much of the path is unlit.
MV Victoria, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 MV Victoria
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
This ferry goes to and from Mwanza three times a week. A similar ferry, the MV Bukoba, sank in an accident near Mwanza in 1996, and hundreds of passengers were drowned.
Greg, Kampala, Uganda, 2003 Greg
Kampala, Uganda, 2003
Greg relaxing in front of the apartment on the hill in Nsambya where we lived for a year. It was a very dusty place with plumbing problems, but it was securely fenced in and our flowers grew like crazy. It was a 15-minute walk down the hill to Kabalagala and Kampala International University.
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda, 2003 Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Mbarara, Uganda, 2003
Teachers from the Faculty of Science at Uganda Martyrs University went to Mbarara for a retreat and to visit MUST.
"second-year computer science students, Uganda Martyrs University", Nkozi, Uganda, 2003 second-year computer science students, Uganda Martyrs University
Nkozi, Uganda, 2003
Caroline, Natacha, Sandrine, Arlene, Donavine, Betrix, Maureen, Doreen, Florence, Patricia, Alice, Agnes, Guy, Herve, Armel, Elvis, Arthur, Ivan, Jerome, Charles, James, Herve, Christian, Thomas
"Joanitha in a tree, national arboretum", Nairobi, Kenya, 2003 Joanitha in a tree, national arboretum
Nairobi, Kenya, 2003
The arboretum in Kenya is a large park full of many varieties of trees, both indigenous and imported.
Joanitha on Valentine's day, Kampala, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha on Valentine's day
Kampala, Uganda, 2003
The flowers and outdoor setting at this hilltop hotel in Kabalagala made up for the food and rooms.
Joanitha near Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha near Kampala International University
Kampala, Uganda, 2003
Joanitha attended KIU for a year in computer science but was disappointed by the chaotic disorganization of the newly founded university and found the classes to be overcrowded, impersonal and nonpractical.
Joanitha preparing senene, Kampala, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha preparing senene
Kampala, Uganda, 2003
Senene are bright green grasshoppers which appear at a few short times of the year in the Great Lakes region of East Africa. They are attracted by artificial lights, captured in bedsheets, and fried in oil or slowly roasted over coals. They make a spicy, crunchy snack and are traditionally associated with couples in love.
Joanitha at a photo studio, Kampala, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha at a photo studio
Kampala, Uganda, 2003
We came to a small, crowded shop in the middle of town to have some ID photos taken, but they were taking so long that we decided to use their studio and my camera.
inside Kasubi tombs, Kampala, Uganda, 2003 inside Kasubi tombs
Kampala, Uganda, 2003
Inside the main building are spears, shields, medals, portraits, a canon from Henry Morton Stanley, chairs from Queen Elizabeth I, and a stuffed leopard.
Kasubi tombs, Kampala, Uganda, 2003 Kasubi tombs
Kampala, Uganda, 2003
This building holds artifacts of the four previous kings of Buganda.
Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala, Uganda, 2003 Rubaga Cathedral
Kampala, Uganda, 2003
I saw this Roman Catholic cathedral every week on my way to and from Uganda Martyrs University because they have a Rubaga campus where the bus departs for Nkozi. It has a large interior and nice pipe organ.
"Joanitha photographing monkeys, national arboretum", Entebbe, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha photographing monkeys, national arboretum
Entebbe, Uganda, 2003
The arboretum in Entebbe has a nice setting by Lake Victoria near the Wildlife Education Centre and is home to two types of monkeys and many types of birds.
breadfruit, Entebbe, Uganda, 2003 breadfruit
Entebbe, Uganda, 2003
The breadfruit or jackfruit is found in East Africa as well as Asia.
shoebill stork, Entebbe, Uganda, 2003 shoebill stork
Entebbe, Uganda, 2003
The shoebill stork is a rare bird of East Africa, one of the many animals found in natural settings at the Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre.
ostrich, Entebbe, Uganda, 2003 ostrich
Entebbe, Uganda, 2003
Ostriches are big, friendly, curious birds.
"two crested cranes, Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre", Entebbe, Uganda, 2003 two crested cranes, Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre
Entebbe, Uganda, 2003
The crested crane is the national bird of Uganda and is often found in pairs in wetland areas.
"Joanitha and two hatted characters, Speke Resort", Munyonyo, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha and two hatted characters, Speke Resort
Munyonyo, Uganda, 2003
These two contestants in the hat contest at the goat races were like right out of My Fair Lady. Joanitha wanted to stay late; she could have danced all night.
"goat races, Speke Resort", Munyonyo, Uganda, 2003 goat races, Speke Resort
Munyonyo, Uganda, 2003
Goats are not exactly born racers. They are followed closely from behind with a large banner, and run more or less neck and neck the whole way around. The winner is the one who happened to be a little more nervous than the others at the approach of the finish line. But it's a great excuse for food, drink and socializing.
Greg and Joanitha in the rain, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 Greg and Joanitha in the rain
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
Mount Elgon was cold and rainy, and climbing muddy paths was a challenge, but we enjoyed the lush vegetation and serenity.
Joanitha with flowers, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha with flowers
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
Mount Elgon has a beautiful variety of flowering plants.
Joanitha with armed park ranger, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha with armed park ranger
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
To take a walk in Mount Elgon, even for day hikes, you are required to be accompanied by armed park rangers, who protect against poachers and bandits as well as whatever few rare wild animals might remain. But the ranger said the park has been quite safe lately.
vine-covered tree, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 vine-covered tree
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 Sipi Falls
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
Joanitha viewing Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha viewing Sipi Falls
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
top of a waterfall, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 top of a waterfall
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
two cows, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 two cows
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
Don Vogl and artwork, South Bend, Indiana, 2003 Don Vogl and artwork
South Bend, Indiana, 2003
My father, Don Vogl, is an accomplished artist and retired University of Notre Dame art professor. When he left South Bend for Colorado in 2003 his farewell show was covered in the South Bend Tribune. See his web site at <a href=http://donvogl.com/>donvogl.com</a>.
851 Park Avenue, South Bend, Indiana, 2003 851 Park Avenue
South Bend, Indiana, 2003
My parents lived in this house from 1970 until 2003 when they retired to Colorado. I spent most of my childhood here, and it is the only place I consider my home.
The University of Bukoba, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002 The University of Bukoba
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002
From July 2001 until late 2003 the University of Bukoba was housed in the former immigration building on Ghana Road, behind the Regional Offices. The main entrance is on the right. The blue door to the left was the entrance to the computer lab.
Joanitha viewing Falcon bus, Kagera, Tanzania, 2002 Joanitha viewing Falcon bus
Kagera, Tanzania, 2002
Our bus was stuck in the mud for over an hour, precariously close to falling into a ditch.
"my first house, Ponhofi School", Ohangwena, Namibia, 1995 my first house, Ponhofi School
Ohangwena, Namibia, 1995
I shared this house with Adams Kamulegeya, a Ugandan maths teacher I later met by chance in Mutukula in 2003, his Owambo wife Letu, their newborn baby, and some chickens (who had the biggest room). It was a modern concrete house with a metal roof, and electricity and running water (most of the time).