Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Travel to Kampala/Kenya

We had an early start to Kampala.












That night, we got to eat dinner with Mercy and her mother, Melissa.

They are still in Uganda, so keep praying!

We also met another family who was adopting. My kids aren't the only kids Jan and Lynn (the friends we stay with in Kampala) like to love on. This is them with TWO Mercy's.


After a day in Kampala, loading up the roof with all of our luggage, combined with Jan and Lynn's, the seven of us headed to Nairobi, Kenya, for a meeting.

The border crossing was pretty uneventful, but it still took over an hour to fill out all the paper work and stand in all the lines.

We spent the night in Nakuru, Kenya. I had a good laugh that the hotel we stayed in had wireless internet in the lobby, but still had rotary phones in the rooms.

Karis didn't remember ever seeing one, and she thought it was a fun toy. I showed her how to dial, and she got a kick out of that.



The next day, we stopped at a gas station, and saw something that looked like a chip, so we decided to buy it. We are always on the look-out for a good chip.

This one was made from a plant called Arrow Root, apparently, but it was actually pretty tasty.













Doug had seen the flamingos on Lake Nakuru when he came to Kenya in 2003, so we knew we wanted to see them if we could.

We went to a lesser lake near Lake Nakuru, and there were some there, but they were scared off before I got any good pictures.












We followed a family to Kenya because they knew the ends and outs of the border and all the roads. And in that family, Caleb found a new buddy.



We need to be more pro-active in taking family pictures (like trying to look nice), but this one, after two days of travel will have to do.


We drove on to the edge of Nairobi where our meeting was going to be held, and the tea fields there are so beautiful.

Look at all the people out there with baskets on their backs picking individual leaves, so we can enjoy a nice cup of tea. (By the way, all you sweet tea drinkers in Mississippi and Louisiana probably benefit from these guys, too). Oh, how I miss all that sweet tea!




1 comment:

Nancy said...

I loved the flamingo pictures. I feel like I went on a trip. So cute that Caleb and his big buddy were dressed alike. We missed you at the shower. Let me know if the pics I sent need to come one by one.
Robin