Election: Calm in Kenya!

From Peter Liech’s Facebook page:

Millions of Kenyans have queued peacefully to cast their votes… Unfortunately not the kind of headline International Press had hoped for. I and my wife were at the queue by 5am and a 4km stretch had formed, as voters started arriving as early as 3am. We are just back 1hr after casting our votes which stands for peace in Kenya. Kenyans are united in the need to set standards as a peaceful country.

I am very happy that Jackson was right! (See my last post, Feb. 28.)  Peter is with Origins Safaris and was our guide on our 2008 trip, one that was delayed several months until the situation was calm enough for us to travel to Kenya. When we got off the plane Carl, daughter Hope, and granddaughter Jen were positively bouncing with joy when we saw him and he walked us out into the clear, calm Nairobi night to begin our safari.  Which, incidentally, was the first time I had met Jackson in person and also renewed friendship with Paul Kirui.

I haven’t seen a lot of cathedrals, castles, museums, and other historic sites in the world, but the more I travel, the more I realize the pleasures of travel with family to visit friends we have around the world. Do you feel that way?

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