Easter weekend

In Kenya, Good Friday and Easter Monday are both national holidays. So it's a four-day weekend. That's nice in anyone's book. We took advantage of the holidays by leaving the city for about 24 hours.

We stayed near Limuru, about an hour from Nairobi. It's in the middle of rolling hills covered with tea and coffee plants. In the photo, the tea plants are the lighter green color. (They are also in the foreground.) We went for a family hike among the tea bushes. It was very soothing to get away from the hustle and bustle. Our walk was just what the doctor ordered.

Limuru provides ideal conditions for both tea and coffee growing. It's warm enough for no freezes and yet high enough altitude (cool) so that both plants grow slowly. Thus the tea leaves and coffee beans are infused with rich flavor.

Comments

3rdfloor20 said…
Glad to see you and yours also got out for a nature hike too! Fascinating place to live, it looks like. I love the idea of living around different biomes and different vegetation. It is really a nice variation of greens there.
The Pocknalls said…
Hi. I have really enjoyed reading your blog.
I was born in Tabora, Tanzania, and lived there for some of my childhood. Missionary kid. Since then I have been back to east Africa a couple of times on holiday.
I recognise many of the places and situations you talk about - and have to smile. I especially like the photos of the tea plantation and your safari to Lake Nakuru.
I know my parents support a family in one of the slums in Nairobi at the moment, he is training at a Bible college I think.
I'll keep checking back in.
Jenny

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