Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We're Off to Kenya!

There is a lot of back story to why it is Hayden and I are about to fly off to Kenya for three weeks. I don't think I can do much of it justice here.

This will be my first trip to Africa, but Hayden went to school at the University of Nairobi and lived in Africa for three years. It has been 19 years since Hayden was in Kenya, so much will be new for her, though I expect her to fall instantly in love with the country again once we arrive.

Here are a couple of links that explain at least part of what we are up to:


We plan to update this blog with photos and stories as we travel, so please check back often to see what we are up to.

Our first week we will be based just outside of Nairobi and spending much of our time at Cura (Shor-Uh), working with the village and orphanage there. Hayden has already done a lot of work collecting sponsorships for the kids at the orphanage, but our long-term goal is to work on developing curriculum and programs to help transition the kids out of primary school and into a sustainable lifestyle in the village.

After we leave Cura we will travel to the Maasai Mara for some safari adventure and then out to the coast to visit Lamu (where Hayden once lived and taught) and Malindi.


  1. I'm looking forward to the pictures! And the reports! And anything else you can share.

  2. Hayden and Greg ~
    You're off! Kenya believe it!!
    Travel safely, have fun, do good work,
    and know we're all thinking of you!!!
    Love, Mom

  3. Mom,
    Our flight was good and we landed in Los Angeles. Sally and Bapop picked us up and we rode home in a convertable. My hair (Q) got all messed up but Evan's was in a pony tail. Work that up do. Bapop and Sally had hats so pretty much Quinn's hair was messed up. It was late when we got home. We slept in the room with the water bed. We had some limeade and then went to bed. We were going to sleep in but Quinn woke Evan so we got up early. We sat outside for a while and then went for a hike. It was raining :(. Then we had a Chinese fast food lunch. Then we came home and went to the hotel and swam in the heated pool and the spa. We are going to a movie tonight that starts at midnight so we have to take a nap first. We will tell you about the movie tomorrow. We have not connected on Bapop's wireless so please call on Bapop's computer for ooVoo. If you call in the morning, he will wake us up. Love, E & Q.

  4. Hi Hayden,

    Your trip sounds awsome, I'll be praying for both you and Greg.