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Mt. Kenya, June 9, 2006

We were given a choice to today to relax, or explore Sweetwaters. We picked 'explore' as that's what we do best! Driving through Nanyuki, we went to Sweetwaters Game Reserve, for a small game run, a visit to the Jane Godall Chimpanze Sanctuary and a small little hike to find Morani, who was WAY out in the bush today. Back in Nanyuki, we stopped at The Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers project, a self-help project for local single women. We learned how the wool from the sheep became beautiful rugs, mats and wall hangings. Jim spend the afternoon wandering the grounds taking pictures, while Lynda spent the afternoon wandering around Iris Hunt's Animal Orphanage. In the evening, as it was our last night together as a group, Micato hosted a pre-dinner cocktail party, followed by a wonderful time dancing up a storm in the bar.
Turnoff road for Mt. Kenya Safari Club
Turnoff road for Mt. Kenya Safari Club
The goat market in Nanyuki
The goat market in Nanyuki
Mt Kenya as seen from the road
Mt Kenya as seen from the road
Reticulated giraffe
Reticulated giraffe
Easel, one of the chimps at Jane Goodall Sanctuary
Easel, one of the chimps at Jane Goodall Sanctuary
He's a little tired now from all that running back & forth with the stick
He's a little tired now from all that running back & forth with the stick
The chimps have plenty of room here and are very well treated, but, well this guy just doesn't look happy!
The chimps have plenty of room here and are very well treated, but, well this guy just doesn't look happy!
This is Amharo, he likes to throw mud at people
This is Amharo, he likes to throw mud at people
Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Lynda and Morani, the local tame black rhino
Lynda and Morani, the local tame black rhino
Morani gets a BIG hug from Jim!
Morani gets a BIG hug from Jim!
Hmm, no more hugs?  I think I'll go
"Hmm, no more hugs? I think I'll go"
At Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers - sorting the raw wool
At Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers - sorting the raw wool
The raw wool is then washed, combed, died and then spun into yarn
The raw wool is then washed, combed, died and then spun into yarn
Weaving the threads
Weaving the threads
The finished product!  Beautiful mats and rugs!
The finished product! Beautiful mats and rugs!
The hallway at MKSC
The hallway at MKSC
These tusks must have come from a REALLY big elephant!
These tusks must have come from a REALLY big elephant!
The sign says it sits on the equator - truthfully not quite, but who's looking, right?
The sign says it sits on the equator - truthfully not quite, but who's looking, right?
The front entrance to the main building
The front entrance to the main building
The main part of the club
The main part of the club
It was a lovely pool, but Audrey tells us it was cold
It was a lovely pool, but Audrey tells us it was cold
Maribou stork on the lawn
Maribou stork on the lawn
A llama named Taro at the orphanage
A llama named Taro at the orphanage
Speedy Gonzales, the giant tortoise
Speedy Gonzales, the giant tortoise
Crowned cranes
Crowned cranes
Lynda, as usual, makes a friend.  This is George on her shoulder
Lynda, as usual, makes a friend. This is George on her shoulder
Pygmy Hippos - Peter and Bahati
Pygmy Hippos - Peter and Bahati
Cheetah - Isis is the one in the back
Cheetah - Isis is the one in the back
The orphanage's pride & joy, and a new dad - Ian, the male bongo
The orphanage's pride & joy, and a new dad - Ian, the male bongo
Rock hyrax
Rock hyrax
Our last night together as a group, Micato threw a pre-dinner cocktail party
Our last night together as a group, Micato threw a pre-dinner cocktail party
Party on!  The Micato travellers start a congo line!
Party on! The Micato travellers start a congo line!
Even Daniel joins in!
Even Daniel joins in!