Kilimanjaro Day 1

June 15th, 2016 – 2671m(8615ft) Game Time!  We got up and packed our gear for Kili.  We left some of our bags behind and drove to the Kenyan border (Rongai Route).  Peter wanted us to take this route.  After the drive, they made us lunch at the trailhead, met...

Africa Trip 2016 – Acclimation

June 13-14th, 2016 The 12 hour flight to Africa was long but normal.  Other than landing in Africa late at night and not knowing what to think, we were pleasantly surprised.  A quick dinner at the Marangu Hotel and then to bed. We woke up in Tanzania.  After Breakfast...

Africa Trip 2016 – Day 2 – More Amsterdam

June 11th, 2016 By far the biggest, and maybe boldest, decision we made was to rent bikes for the day.  We thought it would be easy to find some windmills.  But our cell phones wouldn’t work, the directions we got were in Dutch, and the map was not to scale.  After...

Africa Trip 2016 – Final Night in Amsterdam

June 12th, 2016 Our final day before Africa was spent at a more leisurely pace.  After wandering the streets searching for coffee, sitting down for a tiny coffee and an authentic Dutch pancake, we wandered further in search of Starbucks.  After proving successful, we...

Africa Trip 2016 – First Stop, Amsterdam

First Stop – Amsterdam June 10th, 2016 We found out that KLM might be our favorite airline.  They kept us full of Stroopwafels and Heineken on our red eye flight to Europe – all while being super polite! Amy and I arrived early in the morning, made it to...