Our trip by car from Maradi to Niamey took nine hours longer than expected. The first vehicle broke down about an hour and a half into the trip. Someone from the Madaoua school picked us up on the side of the road and brought us to the school. Then the vehicle we rented from Madaoua broke down just before we reached the school in Dogandoutchi. But, ever resourceful, our Nigerien partners were able to fix the vehicle within a few hours and we arrived in Niamey at 2am. The memories created during that adventure are priceless! And, the silver lining for me was that we had the opportunity to eat a wonderful Nigerien meal with our friends at the new school in Dogandoutchi. Overall, it was a great day!