We stopped along the way at a place that makes cheese. It is located near the home that Cherry and Vance lived in with their children before retiring to their current location. Outside of the shop we saw our first monkeys! They were beautiful fluffy black and white monkeys that were voraciously snacking on nasturtium blooms.
We drove through many tiny villages over roads full of potholes and speed bumps. The face of poverty looks much the same here as it did in Honduras and for Danny in India. The "stores" lining the street are a simple row of pieced together shacks. People line the streets coming and going. We saw school children in their little uniforms and women toting water containers to collect treated water, toting laundry and wares. We saw lots of donkeys wandering around and I wondered aloud if they knew where their home was. Cherry assured me they did. We saw cows and sheep and goats with their shepherds. We drove past many tea farms, and flower greenhouses which are big industry here.
As we turned off the road to drive toward Lake Naivasha we began to see animals in the reserve. We saw Zebras, Warthogs, Thompson's gazelles, Impala, and Giraffes all along the way to their house! Two nights ago they heard a Leopard kill an Impala behind their home and later the Hyenas taking the carcass. There are guards that patrol their property to keep them aafe both from wild animals and from a possible intruder.
Cherry made a delicious leek and zucchini soup with salad fresh from her garden and toast with a cheese and bacon spread. She makes her own cheese from local milk. I decided that the cheese was similar to a ricotta in texture. It's delicious. Tomorrow morning we arise early to join them for their morning walk. I hope we see giraffes! Until tomorrow....