If you want to see the traffic we face here in downtown Nairobi, search for "traffic in Nairobi" on the internet for some good pictures. I've tried to take pictures but nothing really shows it. There are some good aerial views online. But I didn't see any of cars driving in the wrong lanes and other cars cutting in front to go two lanes over. It's pretty exciting. Good thing that no one is going fast. It's the only way it works.
Besides cars, sometimes there are men pulling or pushing handcart-type carts loaded with stuff that you need to drive around. What hard work for those men, especially going uphill. I believe I put a picture of one of the handcarts in another post. These men are not big men but they're strong. When we first moved in, one of the men carried our two 50-lb suitcases up three flights of stairs, holding one suitcase on his head and carrying the other. Strong!!
Yesterday, Peter (our Kenyan employee in charge of housing) took us to see the very first LDS chapel in East Africa. It's in Nairobi near the Karen district (where we're going to be moving to).
Remember that you can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them. Then close the picture by clicking the X on the right side. (I put this information in because I am so stupid when it comes to technology. When my daughter first started a blog I wondered why the pictures were so tiny and she had to tell me to click on the picture.)
|This is the very first LDS chapel in all of East Africa. Notice the bars on all of the windows and door. Everything here needs to be secure. Kind of sad.|
|This is the very spot where Peter sat on that first Sunday.|
|Peter has been a member now for over 10 years and is a huge asset to the mission as he finds and negotiates housing. He travels all over the mission (which includes both countries of Kenya and Tanzania) to help find housing for the missionaries.|
|This is the entrance to the church. Walls, gates, and barbed wire along with a security guard whom you can see by the red sign. When you drive up, he asks your business and opens or does not open the big gate.|
|I took this picture to show the green foliage and the red soil.|
|Cows on the road!|
|We went shopping for kitchen cabinets for our new flat (apartment). An elephant greets us as we enter the store.|
|Another picture of her carrying the water. We took this through the window of the car. We always drive with our windows rolled up and the doors locked.|