Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Day Off...

Today was Eid-al-Fitr, the end of Muslim Ramadan. Being that Kenya has a large Muslim population, it is a Kenyan national holiday, which means that I got the day off work. Although it was strangely in the middle of the week, it was a much needed break, since we haven't had a day off school since August 11. So what does one do with a free Wednesday in Nairobi?

Hit the pool!
The Windsor Golf Course and Resort is a ten minute drive from my house. For 300 shillings (about $4) you can enjoy a day by the pool-side, with waiters bringing you anything from the menu your heart desires.

The golf course provides a beautiful view, with a 5 km walking path you can walk or jog for free. Monkeys scurried across our path several times as we got our morning workout in, walking the golf course path before a dip in the pool.

This was the view above me as I laid on the plush lounge chair all day.After being at the pool all day, drinking 3 liters of water, going to the bathroom every 30 minutes, and applying sunscreen several times, I came away rested, relaxed, and a little tanner. It was a perfect day off.


  1. Sounds fantastic! I am so glad you were able to relax for a bit. I would so love to come visit and Take Pictures! It is so incredibly beautiful there!!!
    I love and miss you! Praying for ya!

  2. This is a perfect day for you! It's definitely not the backyard in Newberg with our sweet above ground pool... :)