Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's Happening!

Mt. Kilimanjaro, elevation: 19, 341ft
Tanzania is home to Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. On exceptionally clear mornings and evenings we are able to see its summit peak above the clouds. Though it would be awesome to climb it, Mt. Kili's fame has made it extremely expensive, so I have settled just to look at its majestic summit whenever I catch a glimpse of it. While we can only see Kili once in awhile on clear days, we have the privilege of seeing Mt. Meru every least the base of it.  Mt. Meru is our next door neighbor looming over Arusha. Even when the clouds are thick, we can feel its big presence there just waiting for us to climb it. Since the day I arrived here, I've been longing to stand on the top of that rocky peak, but didn't really think it possible because of time and expenses.
Mt. Meru, elevation: 14, 977ft
After doing much research, though, Sarah, Lilli, and I decided it just might be doable after all. Once we came to that conclusion (yesterday), I asked them..." well what are we waiting for?!" So, exactly a week from today, the three of us will be standing on the summit of Mt. Meru! I am very excited to say the least.
I would love to tell you more about Mt. Meru because it's cool, but Wikipedia says it if you care to know more about it's volcanic eruptions and see better pictures, just type it into good old Wiki!

I will definitely tell you about the trip with pictures when we return. For those who check my blog often, I'm sorry about my recent lack of posts. Ever since Christmas, I've lost my motivation because so much has happened and I just keep getting more and more behind. I need to step it up a notch, stay tuned, the regularity of my posts will begin to increase soon!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, how exciting! I didn't climb either mountain so I'll be anxiously awaiting your post to experience the trek through your words and pictures. Good luck and have a wonderful time!

    PS - I totally understand about getting behind in blogging. We're still trying to catch up from our Christmas break (and we don't have to try to contend with power/internet outages) and I recently looked through my TZ blog and found two post drafts that I apparently never published! Ack! Don't worry, though. We're happy to see pictures whenever you are able to post them.