It is finally time to meander over to Kenya! We have waited so long to learn the mysteries of this vast continent, and soon we will uncover important truths like the proper pronunciation of “Kenya.” Is it “Ken-ya” or “Keenya?” The jury is still out, but will convene soon (probably something like three days from now). Our itinerary has us waking up before the crack of dawn to fly to Chicago, and then we touch down in London’s Heathrow and then finally, sometime on Friday, we fly into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta. Wooo!
Yesterday Sara trimmed my fro and today I did a final number on my beard, so I think I look pretty presentable now. We spent our last day in America packing, enjoying a pre-departure feast at Denny’s, and watching Into The Wild at the movie theater (great movie, but the book was even better). I don’t know about Sara, but one of the comforts I will miss the most is American-style breakfast. I’m not usually a “bacon and eggs” kind of guy, but after two weeks of eating curry for breakfast in India I was ready for some freakin’ pancakes, ya know?!
Sara and I have not practiced nearly enough Swahili, which doesn’t look so good in retrospect. Hopefully the basic greetings and goodbyes will be good enough to get us through anything we could encounter in the first few hours of landing. Just check us out, we certainly look ready, don’t we? Notice the Canadian flags! Alright, folks, I’ve got some sheep to count and then a plane to catch. Keep your eyes peeled and ears open because we are now LIVE!
We now walk into the wild…