Oct 14, 2007

Sunday Afternoon Oct 14: Drive to Meru

The drive to Meru around the east side of Mt. Kenya takes about 4 hours if the roads are good and they were remarkably good this year. (Presidential election in December = lots of road work). We did encounter horrible conditions in two towns (see pic). We saw coffee growing and wonderful terraced farming as we went up the side of the mountain. (Click on pictures to enlarge.) Because we got away so late, it was dark by the time we got near Meru. There are no street lights and all along the way there are people – including children – walking along the side of the road in groups of 4, 6, 10, etc. It was pretty wild but we made it safe and sound.

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