On the evening of Nancy's birth we decided to go into Takoradi for dinner. We had 8 people with us and had researched a nice place online (not easy to find much info on Takoradi online or in guide books). We were a little nervous because it is a long walk to the port entrance, it was dark and then we were going to have to find a tro-tro (mini-bus) or 2 taxis (with no meters). We were determined to find a place to celebrate so we all started walking. Well, a man pulled up beside us and said "Can I give you a ride to the port gate?" He also told us it was free. Long story short, he works for the Seafarers Society and gives free rides to all of the people who come into the port. There isn't much tourist traffic here so he mostly deals with cargo crew.
He offered to take us all the way into town and then he picked us up 1 ½ hours later. We invited him into the restaurant and bought him some dessert and heard all about his family. He is a reverend and his name is Charley and this is his job. It was a really neat evening and an awesome ending to an incredible two days of birthday celebration. See the pictures (Birthday in Ghana).
-All of the students here wear a uniform to school. They are beautiful bright colors. The female students must keep their hair very very short because otherwise it can be a distraction at school
-Our tour guide yesterday said that Ghana prays for America when they are voting for a new president. They LOVE Obama here... I mean LOVE HIM!