We’re back in Kenya and getting settled again. I knew I was missing it, but it really hit me when we arrived how much…the moist breeze laden with the aromas of damp soil and flowers, the lush green fields (especially now during rainy season), and the rolling hillsides of the mountainous area we call home.
Simon – a friend of ours everyone here calls “Soldier” – picked us up at the airport in his Toyota van, the same type as the numerous “matatus” that ferry travelers between cities. It was pretty late when we left the airport, and as we drove home, I was treated with views of the afternoon sun hitting the wide open rice fields in the Mwea region, and hillsides dotted with tea farms and banana plantations as we climbed the winding slopes of Mount Kenya. After sunset, we had a full moon to light our way. It was magical as I drifted in and out of sleep as the cool breeze caressed my face and hair. It’s good to be back!