Monday, October 13, 2008

We made it to Kenya!

Well, we made it to Kenya safe and sound, in case you didn't know. It has been a busy few months, but we are settling in very well. We received our household shipment from Israel a few weeks ago and now feel a bit more adjusted and feel a bit more at home in our new place. The one main problem is that we have had no Internet access. This by far has been the hardest as we have not been able to keep in touch with people as much as we would like.

I had every intention of starting a blog when we went to Israel but have finally decided now would be as good a time as any. As you will see from the blog, I started it a few times last year but never kept up with it. But knownow I will...promise! (as long as I can get online-ha). I found out by trial and error that downloading pictures onto a program like Shutterfly will take days, so this is going to have to work best, just a few at a time. I know the grandparents will not be happy about this, but is the best we can do for now.

Africa in general is nice. It is still a third world country that is a bit hard to adjust to, but overall I think it will be a fun 2 years. I managed to get over the driving on the left side of the road on the right side of the car thing. However, with the many pedestrians walking in the street, it can become a bit difficult swerving out of their way, avoiding pot holes and trying not to hit oncoming traffic.

There should be some fun stories to tell so please keep posted and bare with me as I try to figure out this blog thing. Hope you will enjoy our fun adventures!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our First Safari

We went on our first safari this weekend to the Nairobi National Park. It was only 45 minutes away from our house(without traffic). We got up somewhat early, around 6:30 am and arrived at the park around 8 am. It was a long day in the car for the kids, but all in all, it was a great trip and we got to see lots of animals. There were lots of zebras and girafffes as well as ostrich, peacocks, gazelle, wildebeasts, crocodiles, warthogs and all sorts of different birds. Our only disappointment was not getting to see any lions or tigers. Supposedly you have to get up before 6 am to see those. Maybe next time.

Chase with Zebras behind him crossing the road and Hannah with a Giraffe.

A beautiful view of the park. It is hard to believe that downtown Nairobi is only 30 minutes away.