16 October 2019

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventure; enjoying God's great out-of-doors [part 3/3]

Lake Sonachi, near Lake Naivasha, is one of 137 major crater lakes in the world lying inside an extinct volcano 

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 to Crater Lake, a place we had heard of but had never visited. Our quest was adventure, plus we also found and logged five GeoCaches as we walked part way around the rim of the volcanic crater.

The open road... where will it lead us?

Such stunning landscapes all around us!

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist and essayist

We observed a lot of rain off in the distance, but we stayed dry!

“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.”
~ Robert Leighton (1611-1684), Scottish preacher, and university principal

Lovely acacia trees

Discussing our next destination with our boda boda guys

A beautiful setting sun at the end of our adventure

The two of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in God's great-out-of-doors! The next morning we had a Philippine-style breakfast with a gal I met in Uganda at a missionary retreat. Gotta love all the many connections I've made during my 18 years in Kenya!

"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

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