Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Travel by Riverboat



OK, travel week continues with this photo of an old Riverboat. I don't anticipate traveling by riverboat while in Africa, but you never can tell. Now that I think about it though, we will not be far from Lake Victoria, the largest lake in the world, so maybe some riverboat travel will be in the cards.

The one part of our trip that has been up in the air is the leg from Nairobi to Kitale, which is a 10 hour drive over very poor roads. The lovely Ms. EAM just filled me in on the details of this part of the trip. She says she has rented a mini-bus. Upon further questioning a "mini-bus" appears to be much like one of those little carts you see in the parking lot at Disneyland driving people to their cars. Now, she says one of the orphan children is "a pretty good driver", so she has secured his services to drive the mini-bus. So they will drive from Kitale to Nairobi to pick us up, spend the night in Nairobi, and then drive us to Kitale. This could get interesting.

11 comments:

  1. 28 above and still no snow

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  2. This trip of yours is already taking on a humorous aspect. It sounds like if you return in one piece it will be because a lucky star was shining on you.

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  3. You do know that your followers would like to have a daily domestic update from you.

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  4. It doesn't appear as though J. B. Smith of Memphis, Tennessee was the original owner of this steamboat.

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  5. Woo! There's a riverboat, the Arkansas Queen, that takes short river journeys up and down the Arkansas River near Little Rock. People book it for parties and stuff.

    Sometimes you can hear the calliope playing from downtown, and it's wonderful

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  6. Ole Man River...

    There used to be river boats on the St Mary's and on the Potomac until the thirties. I think there is a tourist riverboat on the Potomac now. Kind of like a floating restaurant.

    Your trip sounds like quite an adventure! We eagerly await your daily updates. It sounds like fun!

    62 above and still no snow.

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  7. A 10 hour drive on very poor roads in a little parking lot cart driven by a kid who's "a pretty good driver", sounds like the makings for a great adventure!

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  8. Well, it is 32 above with light freezing rain right now. Man are the streets ever slippery. The ground is frozen, so what ever comes down as this light rain freeze on what ever it touches. Everything is becoming very slippery.

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  9. Please getplenty of pictures sso we can share the adventure with you. This could be the subject for a week's worth of postings.

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  10. Can't wait for your adventure! Can't wait for photos and descriptive paragraphs of 10 hour drives on poor roads in shopping mall carts with a young "pretty good" driver! oh, I really wish I was along for the ride! Hang on tight!

    We had thunder in the night. Very unusualy for Iowa! Mild weather here. Let's hope it holds.

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  11. Lake Victoria is not the largest lake in the world.

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