Kilimanjaro Day 4

June 18th, 2016 – 4720m (15420ft). Amy and I are getting into a routine.  Cooked breakfast, leave our bags, start our hike.  Amy was offered toilet service before we left for the trip.  I thought it sounded kind of silly, but the first time I tried to use the...

Kilimanjaro Day 3

June 17th, 2016 – 3800m (12715ft). After another breakfast of Eggs and Sausage, we started our hike and left the land of vegetation.  The place looked like a moonscape.  And there were fields of cairns that people had moved over time.  I of course stacked my...

Kilimanjaro Day 2

June 16th, 2016 – 3450m (11320ft) Crepes, Sausage, and Eggs can really set the day off right.  It was a gorgeous morning, with good looks at Kili.  After breakfast, we headed out while the crew cleaned up, packed us up, and then eventually passed us on the...

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 – 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...