14 May 2015

Enjoying life with good friends

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, 
nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one 
when you discover that someone else believes in you 
and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist, lecturer, and poet

A proper British 'high tea' at Hemmingway's

Celebrating Valentine's Day with some lady friends, at Hemmingway's

“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together, 
there is something you must always remember. 
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, 
and smarter than you think. 
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... 
I'll always be with you.”
~ A.A. Milne (1882-1956), Winnie the Pooh

Hannah and I enjoyed a fun Sunday afternoon at Ngong Racecourse

A competitive game of Scrabble with friends, Ruth and Hannah, combined with some yummy chocolate fondu

Another good visit with Agnes, this time in Kitale town

“Friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”
~ Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher and scientist

I had a lovely overnight visit with longtime friend, Vera, with baby Deb

Vera and Ben's darling older children, David and Dorothy

"These things are fun and fun is good.”
~ Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), author of children's books

A fun outing with these guys included a view from the top of Kenyatta Conference Center in downtown Nairobi

Looking out over Upper Hill, with Ngong Hills on the horizon

Linet also enjoyed the view

A.M. Jeevanjee (depicted in this statue) donated the land for this garden space in 1906, "for people to relax".

We also thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Nairobi National Museum and Snake Park. Derrick, Jim, and Jeremy posed with a statue of Louis Leakey (1903-1972), a famous paleoanthropologist and archaeologist from Kenya.

“The purpose of life is to live it, 
to taste experience to the utmost, 
to reach out eagerly and without fear 
for newer and richer experience.” 
~ Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), American politician, diplomat, activist and wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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