Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Trip Upcountry

A different entry for me as I am linking up with Kelly and Carrie for "~ Happy Family Times ~ "

We recently went 'upcountry' on the long weekend.  Most trips in Kenya are 'upcountry' since Nairobi is located in the southern part of Kenya.

One of my biggest peeves about living here is the traffic.  Nairobi traffic is horrendous.  Too many cars on too few roads and add to that seemingly non-existent traffic rules so a decent amount of time on the road is spent in some kind of traffic jam.  However, when going out of town, there are the relatively open roads (no pun on the current number of potholes on the 'highway' after the rainy season) and drivers seem to enjoy this 'freedom' too much.  It often ends up in dangerous driving circumstances at high speed on a substandard surface and with many slow moving vehicles in between.  It leads to situations like this on a two lane highway:

That's right, three lanes of traffic instead of one!

But there are also these nice sightings of zebras and cows grazing together on the side of the highway.

After the 2 and a half hour strenuous drive, my husband managed to bring us safely to our destination in the great Rift Valley, we had a very relaxing few days on the farm in Njoro.  Lots of room for the kids to run around, lots of exploration and just enjoying the green pastures, cute visitors, and slower life.

We had a lovely three days with our friends together and were re-charged for the drive back, wishing that we had a weekend away more often.


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  1. It is great to get away and always makes me want to do it more often! Looks like a lovely adventure which the children enjoyed. Do join me on Country Kids too, all about outdoor fun with children.

    1. Thanks for visiting and for the invite. I just shared at your site as well!

    2. Thanks so much for linking up. Hope you will join me again. The linky goes up every Saturday for outdoor fun with the children.

  2. Oh, what a wonderful trip!! It is so nice to see your beautiful pictures especially after our short lesson on Kenya the other week. I will have to share these with Hazel when she wakes up.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Happy Family Times!!

  3. I've so enjoyed reading about your trip. I would be very nervous on those roads! But what amazing scenery! I hope we get to see more ;-) Thanks for sharing at Happy Family Times!

    1. The roads are nerve wrecking at times. Family trips are very carefully planned!

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