Monday, March 21, 2011

Lae Guest House

We spent this past weekend in the city of Lae (on the coast – PNG’s main port city) at the SIL guest house. Once a year, Brian goes down to Lae to do regular service on their generator.


Greg and I tagged along for a little adventure. It’s a 3-hour drive to Lae, and once we got into the lowlands, we really wished our truck had air conditioning. Greg was a trooper, even though he isn’t accustomed to riding long distances strapped into a car seat. We stopped at a crocodile farm just outside of Lae to buy some meat, and I snapped this photo, trying to capture a shot of his first two teeth that are just starting to poke through. Can you see them?


While dad was changing oil and air filters and diagnosing a gauge that wasn’t working, Greg practiced eating tropical leaves.


Lae doesn’t have a beach to speak of (not one that you would want to swim at anyway!), but the guest house does have a pool – something that is a real luxury here in Papua New Guinea. We also enjoyed such novelties as cable TV, take-out Chinese food, and air conditioning.


Here is another shot from the balcony outside our room. The compound is small, but very nice.


Greg is pretty squirmy now that he can crawl and pull himself up to standing. We were grateful that we remembered to bring along this travel high chair, or mealtimes would have been very messy!


3 comments:

None said...

Hello - I was surfing the web for PNG SIL guesthouses, and came across your blog. I remember staying at a SIL guesthouse in both Lae and Madang as a child (my parents were missionaries). I am considering a trip back there to see old friends, etc. and was wondering if you may have a website/phone/address for any of the SIL guesthouses.
Thanks and God bless!
Emily

None said...

Hello - I was surfing the web for PNG SIL guesthouses, and came across your blog. I remember staying at a SIL guesthouse in both Lae and Madang as a child (my parents were missionaries). I am considering a trip back there to see old friends, etc. and was wondering if you may have a website/phone/address for any of the SIL guesthouses.
Thanks and God bless!
Emily

Susan F said...

You can go to silpng.org and there is an email link there that you can send your request for more information.