Sunday, February 25, 2007

We stopped about 10 a.m. at a lovely lodge with nice plantings and a nearby waterfall. Here, we had fresh fruit and drinks and most had tasty breakfasts in the open air dining room. Neal blessed us with our first devotion. But time was passing, and after an intro to various flora, we loaded up to drive on, stopping only once more for a pottie break before reaching the White Star Hotel in Meru. On the way we passed by the largest open air market in Africa--open year round and located in one specific tribal area. Weary, feeling dirty, we stumbled to our rooms at the one-story clean hotel. There we had less than an hour to shower, change clothes and unpack before being met in the lobby by the Mubichi family.