At the end of July, Finley left for Kenya. She went on a humanitarian trip to Kenya for 2 weeks all on her own. We drove her to New York City to fly there because it was a stright through flight for her from there. (it is a 15 hour flight) Since this was her first time traveling completely alone, I didn't want her to also have to deal with a layover. We had been preparing for this trip for months - she went with Projects Abroad in their teens program, so even though we weren't with her - she was with adults and her group of teens the whole time. She had an amzing time. She worked on a game reserve and helped catalog various animals, removed invasive species of plants, due water holes, helped paint a local school and build desks for that local school. She met some wonderful teens and was able to navigate it well, even with her vision. I am so glad she went. She said the food was delicious. She even got some Swahili lessons. She returned from the trip on August 5th.
She took a lot of amazing pictures. I hope I can label them all correctly. She flew into Nairobi and then the conservation land was 3 hours away at Lake Nakuru National Park.
Finley at the JFK airport - ready to go