African Road Trip

My friends and I went on a road trip today. We were looking for new farming land for Mattaw. I took a bunch of pictures for you all to show you what Kenya looks like during the Dry season.

Driving down the road created so much dust that we were covered in red dirt by the time we got home. I still have a headache from all the dust I breathed. None the less, it was quite an enjoyable adventure.

Sugar cane is being harvested right now, so we bought some and had it for lunch.

11 Responses to African Road Trip

  1. LM says:

    Great pictures! After seeing the red dirt, I can understand why the little children have red feet.

  2. LindaBSend says:

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! I still can’t comprehend how poor the people are in Africa..

    • elizabeth says:

      It’s really hard to describe. There is a huge socioeconomic gap. If you walk to town, you will pass countless mercedes benzes, rolls royces, and people who cannot even afford a pair of shoes. Funny thing is, everyone in my town is well educated. They all speak at least three languages and many of the poor even have bachelors degrees. Basically government corruption is to blame.

  3. Melissa says:

    I think what you are doing is awesome. I will be in Jamaica soon volunteering at The Robins Nest Orphanage. One day opening my own in Africa! I have started a blog of my own to try and create awareness to the lonely children of the world. Please join me at

  4. Rebecca says:

    Great slideshow. Thanks. What’s the deal about more farmland needed? To be self sufficient? To sell for cash?

    • elizabeth says:

      We grow maze to feed our cows. Supposedly it saves money. I don’t know that much about farming. My coworker, Humphrey, is in charge of all that.

  5. Lady Anne says:

    I’m surprised so many people are wearing coats or sweaters. Is it cooler there than we think it is (Africa=hot) or are the folks who live there simply used to warmer weather than we are?

    • elizabeth says:

      Oh, it is freezing here. Of course, I am accustom to the West Texas heat, so 70s is freezing to me. We are on the equator so the temperature usually stays between 65-85 F year round.

  6. Nora Sheffield says:

    Their ingenuity always amazes me. A full load of wood on a bicycle. And so many people walking around or riding bikes down a long dusty road with no destination in sight. Great pics.

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