Yesterday, during the voting, I went for a bike ride and came across these unbelievable lines the citizens were waiting on to vote. Just unreal how motivated the Kenyan are to have their voice heard. This line must have been over a mile long. Rhonda's co-workers are saying it took them between five to nine hours to vote. I can't say that I would have had the perseverance.
|play area at B&B|
|lovely setting for breakfast|
We didn't stay long though as we rushed to make it back to Nairobi to join the synagogue's Purim party. The kids had a great time with the carnival games.
This weekend we stayed around Nairobi. Got to see the swanky side of Nairobi as we went to a restaurant opening, Ruby got a ballet dress, hosted some friends for Sunday brunch and then an election day pool get-together.
Today we planned for a mellow day with Rhonda going back to work. We enjoyed a feast of our new favorite fruit - passion fruit and Matthew took a new step as he rode his bike for the first time without training wheels!
And I should mention how my full time job is going. Very well! (easy to say I guess, since this has been a four day weekend!). Seriously though, I am enjoying the experience as I am working on a project that is similar to what I did in the States but from a new angle, so I am learning a lot and also feel that I am contributing to the growth of the organization. I also enjoy the fact that I work with Kenyans, so I get a little window into Kenyan culture and work/office life in Africa. Surprisingly (or maybe not) not too much is different - still have PowerPoint presentations, monthly b-day celebrations with cake, office cubicles, etc...