Friday, December 2, 2011
Here Comes the Rain!
It is rainy season here in Nairobi. It has rained every day since we arrived. I’m not complaining, at least it is rain and not snow and I haven’t needed a jacket or coat but it has been very wet. Last night we were stuck in traffic and it poured rain. I guess thunderstorms are rare in this part of Kenya but we experienced a pretty good sound and light show while sitting in traffic last night. It rained so much that the road looked more like a river and driveways looked like streams. The Nairobi River runs behind Dan and Nancy’s house. In my limited experience, water is always flowing in the river but it is usually a slow meandering current. When we finally got home last night the river was roaring along. Even after the rain stopped the river continued to roar along for most of the night. It is normally so quiet here at night that it seemed strange trying to sleep with sound of the river in the background. Don’t get me wrong, I slept fine anyway.