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.

African Dry Season

[img src=]260Drought in Africa
African mud hut surrounded by dust from the road
[img src=]50African Sugar Cane
African man taking sugar cane to the market
[img src=]40African Man
Walking to town
[img src=]30River in Africa
A low river during the dry season in Africa
[img src=]30African Road
Driving down dusty paths during the dry season can leave you with a headache from all the heat.
[img src=]10African Countryside
Pictured is the Kenyan Countryside during the dry season
[img src=]10Women Walking Home
Kenyan women walking with a basket on her head
[img src=]100African Picky Picky
African motor bike on dusty road
[img src=]30Man Riding Bike
Man riding bike to work in Kenya during the dry season
[img src=]10Kenyan Tree
[img src=]10Kenyan Friends
Quick stop during our road trip to find a new farm
[img src=]10Kenyan Farm
Beautiful tree on a Kenyan farm
[img src=]20African Tractor
Tractor parked on the side of the road in Kenya
[img src=]10Transporting Goods
Taking fire wood back home
[img src=]30Women Walking Down the Road
Kenyan women on a stroll
[img src=]20Beautiful Tree
Beautiful tree in Kenya

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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