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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Our Final Day in Kenya

Baby elephants with blankets to stay warm are being led to dinner.

After leaving the CHAK House where we spent our final night in Kenya we spent the day visiting several interesting locations before catching our 11:40 pm flight to London.

The first stop of the day was at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trusts' Orphans' Project. This is an orphanage for elephants and rhinos. They currently have 25 elephants they are raising and preparing to release after 5-8 years. One rhino even made an appearance.

We also went to the Kazuri Bead Factory and Store. This is a wonderful ministry for single mothers. They are taught the needed skills to produce beautiful jewelry and pottery and in return they receive a regular income and health care for themselves and their children.

We are now in London after flying all night. Our flight is late leaving because of air conditioning problems in the plane. The captain came out and explained what was going on. I asked if I could have a picture made with him and he agreed. 

Afterwards he told me to come to the cockpit after we land in Houston for a proper picture. After 9 1/2 hours of flying (possibly in a hot airplane ) I don't know if I will take him up on his offer. Only time will tell.


Elephant baby learns to feed himself from a"baby" bottle.

Women working at the Kazuri Bead Factory

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