Saturday, December 4, 2010

We've Arrived!

Naima, Benita, Kelli, and Katie enroute to Nairobi
After more than 21 hours of flying time, we arrived in Nairobi at 7pm on Saturday. We fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, we flew to Dubai, where we caught our connecting flight to Kenya.

While we had a mad scramble in San Francisco, doing last minute adjusting and repacking of bags so that they all came under 50lbs each (we brought a total of 750 lbs of supplies to Nairobi—our personal luggage was in our carry-on). We are happy to report that all 15 bags arrived safely and we had no trouble with customs.

A Masai Santa greeted us at the airport
For those of us who were on the last trip, seeing Barasa’s face waiting for us with a wide grin was a welcomed sight! Barasa is the coordinator for Ray of Hope in Kenya and is an excellent host. He helps us get acquainted with our surroundings and shows us how to use public transportation. He is gracious and helpful and we are grateful for his hospitality.
We are now checked into the Methodist Guest House, which will be our home for the next ten days. While it is only 1pm back home, it is midnight here in Kenya, so we are all trying to get a good night’s rest so we can be ready for tomorrow’s activities.

1 comment:

  1. So no issues at custom with the bags in Kenya? Great!!!