The U.S.—from Jackson's Point of View

Open HouseJackson returned to Kenya exactly a month ago, so below are his thoughts about his US visit before he flew home.

The three weeks have been a brain awakening to me and to the village and my family with whom I will share all the experiences. Every single day and every event that you did organize was a PLUS.

The most exciting parts of the visit were:

1. Sharing ideas with you after day activities

2. The Theatre show [Note: This was a 3D IMAX show about prehistoric Flying Monsters, quite good, in the huge theater of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.]

3. Ocean City tour [Note: We also visited Chincoteague.]

4. The museums

5. Automatic garage door [Home from airport, garage door lifted, & he asked Carl, “How did you do that?]

6. I, helping in chores, like lawn mowing, cleaning furniture

Special thanks events:

1. Welcome cake on Open house day [Maasai don’t celebrate b’days. so a big sheet cake w/ his photo on it was a surprise.]Cake Open House

2. Mary’s delicious meals

3. Carl driving around- I was almost ready to take over!!!

4. Mary’s laundry service.

5. Use of cell phones (both of you) and MANY MORE!

Quite frankly, I think he liked having the quick, fast direct connection via WiFi to the Internet 24/7 better than most anything. Carl and I often think of things Jackson said, like telling Carl he knows why American men don’t mind helping in the kitchen–they just turn buttons on and off! Seeing the US from Jackson’t point of view was a treat. It was a good visit and we miss him.

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