We arrived at the airport in Nairobi, finally, around 1am. Poor Fr Methodius! He’d been sitting at the airport since 11pm waiting for our flight! He did not know that it was delayed! When we powered up our phones again, there was a message from him asking if we were still coming! Thankfully, he did wait and didn’t turn around to go back home. What a warm welcome he gave us, with a radiant smile and big warm hug! Then the poor tired man had to drive an hour and a half to bring us to his home in Kinangop. The main road leading past Nairobi was in pretty poor condition – by our standards, I should say. There was construction everywhere. The driver is on the right side of the car, and the cars are on the left side of the road. Once we left the metropolitan area the roads were beautiful. Because it was dark outside we couldn’t see too much of the scenery. We finally got to his home around 3 am. I was a very poor guest, and went straight to bed, for FM assured me that his wife would be in bed. FS went into the living room with FM, and his wife heard them and got up to welcome us. She sent him to our room with a bowl of delicious potatoes and greens
I awoke around 10 am. Actually, that was about the fourth awakening, for I am not accustomed to roosters crowing and dogs barking! But each time they awakened me, I went right back to sleep. Here are some pictures of our room and their home! Their home is beautiful! They lived in an apartment perhaps a mile from here until just one and a half months ago! FM built this home! It is beautiful! Just wait till you see the colors and the cleverness of it all! To the left of the main house are two separate rooms with private entrances, for guests to stay in. We are their firsts guests here!
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