Monday, April 27, 2015

Our granddaughter survived the earthquake in Nepal

Our granddaughter Lauren and her gap year group (“Himalaya B”)  were trekking on the Annapurna circuit when the quake hit. We had some anxious hours, but the whole group is fine and will be on its way to Besisahar in a few hours (7 to 10 hours by jeep).From there they will try to find transport to Pokhara where there is an airport.  Look at this blog:

Lauren asks us to tell friends to contribute to Oxfam, Doctors Without Borders, or Red Cross, etc. for Nepal relief (which is urgently needed in the aftermath of this terrible disaster). So that is what I am doing. Every contribution counts.

UPDATE Monday, April 28, 4:24PM
Lauren and her group have arrived in Pokhara, where they will stay until they can connect to a flight to the US from Kathmandu - probably not until May 2rd. They are in a guest house at the airport, and Pokhara suffered relatively light damage. Thanks for your sympathy, and again every contribution counts.