Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sledding in Kenya

As you can see it is "winter" in Kenya and Amelia took the chance to put Meredith in a box and drag her down the hill.  July & August are the coldest months of the year at Kijabe.  Cold and Africa do not usually go together but at 6700 ft elevation the mornings and evenings are brisk and windy.  The word Kijabe translates to Windy in the Kikuyu language.
Nights drop in to the low 40's and often times during the day the temperature does not rise above 65 degrees.  We are making use of the sweatshirts and few sweaters we have.  A fire in the evenings also helps to heat our house.


Megan said...

We didn't know it got so chilly in Kijabe. Layer up!

Christina said...

Sara - I am interested to hear from you how things are going as I prepare to leave for Kapsowar. How did you set up your outpatient clinics? Are you seeing many gyn patients? You can email me at I'd love to hear from you!

Christina Francis (fellow PRP doc)

Family said...

What fun! I don't think Amelia will ever become bored with her lack of creative ideas! :-)