Tuesday before daybreak we left on the next three hour stretch for Nairobi. About half way there we stopped for some breakfast but the place wasn't open yet, then as we got into the city we sat and sat in traffic. The boys entertained themselves some by waving to other travelers. At one point a bus drove so close, Joey literally high-fived with the driver ! Piki-pikis weaved in and out of the slower vehicles and the boys waved or high-fived those drivers.
Finally after a late breakfast, a little shopping, and more road time we got to Hampton House, a nice hotel especially geared towards missionaries. We relaxed there awhile and Jake and Mahlon took a piki to do some vehicle shopping. We treated ourselves to supper at a Dominoes Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery. Cleaned up back at the hotel and at LONG LAST we were headed to the airport. There we had another long way and snoozed in the van but then..there they were! Caleb, Janelle, and little Luke Ramer from our home church in WI !! It was absolutely Wonderful to visit with "home folks" again.
The next morning after breakfast at Java House we headed another 4-5? hours to the Masai Mara. I was a bit dubious when Jake decided to try a short cut but it proved an interesting ride on a bumpy
|Savannah Sunrise /zebra|
|Lioness getting a drink after feasting on wildebeest|
|I think this means "no open flame" :)|
Monday we piled in the van once more.
|Let's just pretend they looked this lovely and pleasant the whole 6-7 hours till we reached our destination :)|
I was terribly disappointed to miss getting to see my brother Marlin who was on a mission trip about 2 hours from there but with sick children I was ready to head home, which we did after breakfast Wednesday. Thankfully getting back into Kenya was much faster than leaving it, and we made it through the border in less than an hour. Before reaching home we stopped at the doctors office and got some meds for Joshua and stuff for the infection Joey had under 2 finger nails. (yeah, it was sorta weird).
Since then we've been enjoying a slightly slower pace.
|How can we have a 9 year old already?|
|Jennifers Gardens where the men n boys from the compound went camping last week.|
|Just playing around on daddy's piki-piki|
|with Lois Ramer where she lives|
|Joey, Tiffany, and Mahlon trying to be real "African" I guess|