Kenya!

We have arrived at our ninth and final country in our circumnavigation of the globe. What a great way to end, spending time with our _mg_3353dear friend, Kim Grimes, who has been here the last 9 months teaching 5th grade at Rosslyn Academy in Nairobi.  When we arrived at her house we were greeted with jumps, shrieks and big hugs.  It was joyful to be reunited with family.  We quickly settled in for the night and rested up for the day ahead.

After a quick breakfast we joined up with some of Kim’s friends and were in the car on our way to Mt. Longonot National Park to hike the rim of this dormant volcano.  The summit was at 10,000 feet above sea level and we were huffing from the altitude by the time we reached the top.  This mountain is in the Rift Valley, an iconic and well known area of Kenya.  The landscape was very different from the green of Nairobi and we really felt like we were in Africa. It also helped that we saw zebras and gazelles roaming the valley.  It was also was really fun to hang out with Kim’s friends and see a part of her life here.  After 5 1/2 hours of hiking in very dusty conditions we were all tired and completely covered in dirt.  We headed for home, showered off the filth and met back up for Indian fast food and chocolate covered ice cream cones.  What great first day in Kenya! Our second day here was spent going to church with Kim and getting ready for our trip to the Masai Mara where we will spend three days on safari.

It has already been so good to be here and we are glad to have three full weeks to catch up, make new memories, and process our travels thus far with Kim.

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5 Responses to Kenya!

  1. Kim says:

    I love being on your blog FINALLY! I’ve been waiting for this moment for nine months! More fun to come!!!…

  2. Rachel (sista) says:

    Words like “final” and “great way to end” are starting to make me a little sad to see your adventures winding down. Your blog has been a joy to read–I’ve loved being able to see so vividly where you’ve traveled.

    On the other hand–you’ll be heading OUR way when you end your adventures around the world. Not sure we can top safari and surfing and rock climbing, but I’m sure we can find a chocolate covered ice cream around here…

    Love you–stay safe!

  3. Joy Hatch says:

    I too hate to see your trip come to an end just for the world view it has afforded me through your blog. BUT I am so looking forward to having you here for a short time and talking about how all this has affected your lives, and ours, and how God is going to use it in the years to come. We love you guys. Mom

  4. John Williams says:

    You saw a Panda!? How did it get to Africa? Your pics are awesome!

  5. erin says:

    Can you believe it? They were recently introduced in this area. j/k just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention out there. =) See you soon!!!

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