We are coming home tomorrow. I’m booking our flight…..now. Red Sox vs Cardinals World Series? Really? This year? The one year we are both in Kenya and have no TV access? For my thousands of new readers, Camille was born in St. Louis, and I’m from Mass. Not cool, fate. Not cool.
Short post this week! My computer crashed (hopefully it’s just the battery), so I’ve had limited computer/internet access. I now have two alternatives for online grad school: 1) Handwrite, place in bottles, launch into Indian Ocean. 2) Steal Camille’s computer, and feel her wrath. I better collect some bottles….
Great quote from our Aunt Hazel. I think she summed up Kenya perfectly: “…organized
chaos and lack of good infrastructure in towns contrasting with the serenity of
nature and the hypnotic effect of observing wildlife.”
|This really exists.|
Here are ten things I currently love about Kenya:
- The passion fruit. I don’t know if you have ever eaten passion fruit, but to quote my Dad, “a taste explosion.” Kenya has these special yellow passion fruits that look like mini-gourds stuffed with gray seeds resembling brains. Picture yourself munching on the heads of one of the aliens from Mars Attacks. Delicious. I love fruit where you eat the seeds. Passion fruit, pomegranates, blackberries…
- Playing volleyball with the boys at the children’s shelter.
- Driving along the road and all of a sudden, we are surrounding by giraffes calmly eating.
- Eric dropping objects, saying “Uh Oooooooohhhhh,” picking up the object and repeating.
- The equator Coriolis effect. More on this later.
- Camille’s curls.
- The rays of light shining down along the mountains in the afternoons.
- Wait, Eric, you want to sleep through the night again? YAAAAYYYY.
- My upcoming “Free the Donkeys” campaign.
- The Total petrol (gas) station in town. They wash my windows, check my oil, rub my feet, put air in my tires (3 out of 4 are true)…
|Mt. Kenya! I see you.|
|This was the nice part of the road up the mountain. Woah.|
|The guide book said the weather station was a must-see on the way up the mountain. This is the weather station.|
|We stopped by the equator after leaving the mountain. The "equator professor" demonstrated the Coriolis effect, which Camille thought was a bunch of mumbo jumbo. But, Wikipedia says it's true.|
|I'm out of the car! Waaaaaaaahhhhhh|
|Eric, our heavenly child|
|To heavenly to eat our humble food...|
|Byyyyyyeeee Mt. Kenya. We tried taking a different route home, which all of sudden transformed into a car-devouring, dirt road. Since we had 5 more hours, we turned around.|
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