We discovered that Thompson Falls is a bit of a tourist trap with camel rides, face painting, balloon animals - it felt a bit like a carnival. A couple of guys put chameleons on our kids and then when Erik took a picture tried to charge him 200 shillings ($2). Erik said he didn't want to buy a chameleon and one of the guys said, "That's not to buy it, that's the cost to take a picture with it."
At Thompson Falls, we had a picnic lunch complete with Nyama Choma (roasted goat) and chapatis (Kenyan flat bread). There were lots of speeches (Kenyans have speeches at every gathering), singing and fellowship. I enjoyed getting to meet the people that Erik works with on a daily basis. It was a lovely time with the staff and friends and I was so thankful to have kids that are great travelers since our ten hour day included 7 hours of driving and 3 hours out of the car. What great sports they were!
|We crossed the equator a few times during this trip.|
|Our daughter was not happy about this camel ride, but apparently, once you get on, there is no getting off of it.|
|How about a kiss?|
|Not too sure about the fur on his meat|
|a little fur won't stop this carnivore|
|Our Kikuyu entertainment|
|I'm still new at Kenyan travel and I always forget the bring along some toilet paper.|