The beautiful forest escarpment overlooking
Lake Naivasha, Kenya
The Hoving's Tree House Getaway
This past week, we enjoyed March Break with our children in a rustic forest tree house a few hours outside of Nairobi. We have had a great time playing board games, cooking together, and watching monkeys from our giant yellow Acacia tree.
Each morning we had a troop of Sykes monkeys scampering across our roof and peaking in the windows. It was wonderful to wake up each morning to the sound of these playful rascals and the bird song around us.
At night the forest takes on a different life, with tree frogs chirping, along with the cries of hyrax and bush babies. It was a great family adventure.
Not far from the treehouse are a set of cottages where two other families from Rosslyn Academy stayed during the past two days. It was great to enjoy meals and a bonfire with the Gilmers and Leonards, and for our children to have some time to hang out and explore the forest walks.
Ava certainly enjoyed having other kids to play with!
Caroline and Emma
Ava reading in our bedroom window seat
It was great to be off the grid for a week with no internet or mobile phone coverage. Ava learned how to finger-knit and Erica crochetted. We usually go camping in a place where we can have campfires, but a big open fire wasn't a wise option in our Acacia tree, so this vacation was filled with candle lit evenings.
Hanging out on the deck
A friendly Colobus monkey
We hope that March is treating you well, especially our family and friends in Eastern Canada where Spring still seems to be a long way off this year. Thank you so much for keeping our family and the ministry of CBM in your prayers.