Today was a much-needed rest day, after a long, dusty journey from Kenya to Tanzania yesterday. The road was bumpy and the border crossing was less than thrilling, but we arrived in Arusha without a hitch and got to enjoy the beautiful Tanzanian countryside (and views of Meru and Kili) along the way.
Posted by: Laura Hartstone | 16 January, 2011
Day 6 – Rest & Recovery
After a full night of sleep, many of us spent today lounging around the pool at the Ilboru Safari Lodge, our temporary home. Several of the trekkers even engaged in a rousing game of waterball with a some youthful fellow hotel guests. A couple of the 3P3W ladies took off for an afternoon walk through Ilboru, where they saw families strolling in their Sunday best, shop owners chatting with regulars, and children playing games in their yards. Before heading to dinner at a nearby food court with an overwhelming number of servers and menu options, we were briefed for Mt. Meru. We’re all getting energized and eager to set out, but not before we enjoy a day at St. Jude’s tomorrow. We’re learning that Mt. Meru will be a very different challenge from what we’ve experienced so far–one that the team’s solidarity will be vital in conquering. Don’t worry, friends and family, we’ll do it with smiles on our faces for the kids of St. Jude’s!
Posted by Valerie Rosenberg
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