Livin' it up at the Starbucks Hotel!!
On Wed, we helped a community group build a well! I had never seen a well dug, and so that was a great experience. I helped pull the bucket of dirt up out of the well, and then I dug holes for fence posts with a machete! One of my friends, Misty took a picture of me, and when and if she uploads it, I'll give you a link! I've got loads of pictures, but I think I'm going to wait for a real high speed connection in Nairobi (I'll be there in a week or two), where it will be easier! My friend and next door neighbor Terika took a photo of me with some neighborhood kids as well, so I'll persuade her to upload that one as well!
Well, it's getting late, and I should be getting to dinner, I really need to write these emails down before I come, becuase there is always something that I forget! Maybe I'll just start posting them as random notes at teh end of every post...
-On the drive from Kitui to Nyeri, we saw BABOONS! They were eating trash by the side of the road... Karibu Kenya!
-The public busses are called Matatus, and they are often brightly painted and given names. Some of the best names I've seen so far are: "Pain!" "Christ Cruiser" "Survivor", and "The Redeemer".
-My chicken is still alive, we'll see how long that lasts!
-Still trying to get the time to get a cell phone! I tried to get one here in Nyeri, but the guy was really trying to rip us off, so we're going to get them back in Kitui.
-For the 4th of july, we're going to get to go to the US Embassy party in Nairobi! THis is a very big deal, as most of the currently serving PCVs will be there, as well as otehr gov't and US NGO staff, so we're all very excited about that!
Take care everybody! I've got a 5 hour drive back to Kitui tomorrow, and let's just say that only HALF the way is paved! Travel is not nice or comfortable here, so next time you get in your car and zip to the supermarket that is half a mile away, just think of me, and turn up the air-con!