Thursday, January 5, 2012

First full day - Nairobi


We are currently sitting at Barney's Airstrip at the in the Laikipia region of Kenya (at 6700 feet). Here are the notes from the team about our day yesterday.

We ate a lot of meat. Ox-balls, oyster balls (ostrich), crocodile.

We saw baboons!!! And PUMBAS! (On the side of the road- wild. Someone else has these pictures. I'll post them when I get them.)

We saw baby elephants and a rhino (elephant orphanage).
That baby weighs 220 lbs!!!!

We went to the bead factory. Everyone spent too much money, but me. (Not a bead girl- really, really amazing...)

We saw Karen Blixen's house. (I only know the one line from the movie - "I had a farm in Africa.")

We saw the biggest slum in East Africa... 1.5 million people live there. (REALLY wild... 1/4 of the people living in Nairobi live in this slum.)

We had gear check. (Hilarious... I'll post video of this too, later.)

I have a lot more to say about all of this, but given this rare opportunity to get WiFi - I'm giving you the cliff notes... and pics! Here are a few more cause I think they're fun...
Livi - Sporting her new gear.

The whole team - FINALLY TOGETHER!

Flat tire on the land cruiser.

The girls waiting for the boys to change the tire.

Where we are right this very moment...


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