Tuesday, June 15, 2010
5 June 2010
Well it took me about 31 hours of travel time to get here, but I arrived in Kenya last night! My flight got in at about 9, customs took forever, and we stopped at Gallitos on the way home for some chicken, so we didn’t get to the house until 12. In the line for customs, I convinced one of the security men to allow me to stand in the “special” line, which is reserved for important people like ambassadors. Right away, the man in front of me turned around and offered me some mints. We started talking and as it turned out, he was the Mexican ambassador, so it was cool I got to talk to him! Side note: I did not eat the mints.
I spent the morning playing with the babies. It’s very weird how different they are. I remember them in such a specific time in their life, but they’ve grown up. Jeremiah is a little boy now. Kate has a personality. Hope is no longer frighteningly small. And now we have David and Joseph! All of the babies are amazing; I love them so much! It feels like home here, but at the same time, it feels totally different. The people have changed, but the place is the same. It’s an odd sort of comfort.
Nelly and I took piki pikis to Ngong Town to get chicken and chips for dinner tonight. First piki piki ride of the trip on my first day? Awesome!