Friday, July 10, 2009

The Best Day

The team left on Thursday morning for Safari. So that means Mom and I have Huruma to ourselves! I was sick on Wednesday and since we didn't have the team, we thought it'd be fun if we went into town and grabbed lunch (on Thursday). We both really wanted to go to Junction and eat at this restaurant called Java House, but it was 40 mintues away and Mom didn't feel comfortable driving that far in Kenya (and I don't blame her!) So we settled for Karen which was only 20 minutes away. Lisa rented a car for all of us CornerStone'rs to use while we are here. So we got the keys and headed for the car. For whatever reason, the alarm started going off. We tried turning it off, but all the directions there were (not very many, might I add) in Chinese characters and the key didn't have a remote or anything! We stood outside the guest house for at least 10 minutes trying to shut the thing up! When it didn't work, we decided to just start driving and pray that it would miraculously turn off. Well, we drove, but it sure didn't turn off! All the people that were walking on the bumpy dirt road would turn and stare at us. Probably thinking something about how we're "stupid Mzungu" (white tribe-people). We got quite a few dirty looks, and some people just laughed, like we were doing. That thing was driving us crazy! BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP *pause for about 7 seconds* BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP... It went on and on. I started singing "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift after five minutes of the alarm.

We reached Karen, and drove around the town once then through the parking lot. We couldn't find a parking spot and our car was blaring, so Mom finally goes, "let's just pull into the gas station and maybe someone will be able to help us." Thank God, someone was able to help! There was a guy that showed Mom how the key just slides up and there's a remote to turn off the alarm. We were so grateful that Mom decided to ask for directions to Junction so we could eat at Java House! (There was no parking spots available).

Cheese burger, fries, and a chocolate milkshake. Mmm :) Java House was DELICIOUS! After we ate, we went into the little mall that was right next door and did a little shopping and got some groceries. We even made it all the way home without causing any accidents! Since the directions for the radio were in Chinese, we made our own radio by singing Mamma Mia! and Taylor Swift songs! :) After we got home we made ourselves Spaghetti for dinner!

I didn't know if you knew, so I'm takin' this chance to say... That I had the best day with you today!


  1. What a fun story!! You were so great to just "go with the flow" and drive a car with the alarm blaring. I'm not sure I could do that!!
    Sounds like the your mother/daughter time was very memorable and precious!!

  2. That is a great story!! :) It made me giggle.

  3. Hilarious! Wish I was there with you for that!