|Linet, like me, loves to be outside enjoying God's great out-of-doors|
Sadly, many people never take the time to see the beauty in their own backyard. A mere 25% of Americans under the age of 35 spend more than an hour outside each day, and 30% of American adults do not spend any time outside on a daily basis. We have become risk-averse, and in doing so have dulled our experience of life. [source: US National Park and Recreation Association]
The average American spends 93% of their life indoors, including 87% in buildings, houses, etc and another 6% in vehicles. That means only 7% of your entire life is spent outdoors. [source: US Environmental Protection Agency, 1987]
And so... Linet and I headed out for a two-day adventure outside, looking for GeoCaches and exploring new vistas. We started with a stop at her son, Jeremy's school in Gilgil. He was happy to see both of us and also happy with the snacks we brought for him.
From there we found another matatu (public transportation vehicle) to Nyahururu, Kenya's highest town at 7,740 feet. It's name is derived from a Maasai word - e-naiwurruwurr - meaning waterfall, windy, or place of storms.
|Linet was thrilled to see Thompson Falls (243' high) for her first time|
(The waterfall was named by a Scottish explorer in 1883)
|Chameleons are such cool creatures!|
|We watched hippos here, including one that opened its mouth big and roared - another first for Linet!|
|Then we got two boda bodas, and arrived at a viewpoint with a few curio shops.|
I logged a GeoCache that was placed in this shop, and also bought a few items.
|Linet was excited to see this lake up-close for her first time. Unfortunately, the flamingos were a bit far away.|
|We used two boda boda guys to take us to four different places, including this big hill where we found another GeoCache.|
"More of our population would be out in the countryside if they knew what was there waiting for them. Inside many of us beats the heart of Indiana Jones, craving the chance to have an authentic experience in the wild." ~ Forest Fenn, art dealer, author, and adventurer