I’ve got a little time in an internet while passing through Kakamega. I’d planned to upload more pics and send a quick “all is treating me well” email. Sadly there’s too much to write right now, so I’ll just post the pictures and leave you with some basics…
Cindy and I made a trip to Kisumu this weekend; it our first overnight adventure. We also had our first mugging adventure, which included our first purse snatching, our first death threat, our first hands on struggle with thieves, our first rescue, and our first trip to the police station adventures. (We’re both okay now, as are our purses. Just a little bruised confidence, which is probably good as it reminds us to always keep safety a priority, though it’s not like we don’t do it anyway). We also had our first boat ride (on Lake Victoria), our first view of hippos, and my first time getting my new camera to actually work (yay!). We also went to our first movie as a splurge and out of curiosity. We went to the “largest cinema in East Africa.” Wanna guess how many screens in the megaplex? Two. And it had air conditioning! It was worth the cost. It was a pretty sweet deal. Also had our first hotel stay, which included my first hot water shower from plumping/running water!
I got my hair done in braids a few weeks ago, and spent hours taking them out this weekend. I won’t be surprised if I go bald after all of the hair that came out. I haven’t lost that many chunks of hair since the medical allergy elimination diet a few years back. Crazy. I liked the look of the braids, but hated not being able to wash my hair, wash my scalp, itch, etc. Happily, now that they’re out I can do all of those things. :)
Okay, that’s about it for me this week. Hope everyone is well. In the mean time, please think warm thoughts for my cousin’s new baby Abigail who’s been in the hospital. Let’s wish her a peaceful entry into a wonderful childhood.