Keep the comments coming! I love it!
To Leigh and Abby and Jim: thanks for the encouragement. We'll take all we can get!
Parker: you CAN follow in our footsteps one day. All you have to do is decide that you want to do it, and you can do anything you set your mind to. It is interesting to be in a foreign land. The people, landscape, animals, scents, feelings -- everything is different. And the goat: it was delicious. What we had last night was better still. It was in a Maasi village and roasted over a fire. Simply beautiful. Look for Carroll's photos later.
Sophie: Thanks for the encouragement. The plane ride was very long, and that is enough to make us tired. Add the community group work we've been doing, and the hundreds of kilometers of bike riding in the East African sun, and we are even MORE tired! But we'll keep on pushing. As for the groups we give bikes to, it differs. Sometimes there are just 10 or 15, sometimes 100.
Jonathon: Yes, we all practiced for the climb. However, the one thing you cannot practice for is altitude. There is no way to prepare for that. All you can do is go slowly and hope that the body adjusts. The goat was delicious. As for the slum, we had local people with us there, and many others knew we were there for a good reason -- to help them. if we had not had the local people to guide us, it would have been unsafe to go in some of the places we went. luckily, everything was fine. Tired or dehydrated? we're all a little bit of both, but we drink lots of water to be as safe as possible.
I am out of time now, but i'll write a bit more later. Cheers!