It was a long, long journey to get to Arusha in Tanzania. After going west to Minneapolis, we flew to Amsterdam and then on to Africa. As we bumped down the final dirt road to Tumaini Cottage, the blackness of the night obscured the palm trees and the brightly colored flowers. The birds were asleep.
But early this morning we awoke to birdsong and sunny skies. We opened our front door to find breakfast awaiting us. The first course was pineapple, avocado, and little bananas, grown right here on the property.
Our proprietor, Andy, is 72 years old. He built this place from nothing. He refers to his second wife as "the boss". He wants his guests to be happy with their stay. We are here until tomorrow when we head off on our safari. For now we are entertained by the birds, a rooster or two, neighboring children, and the beauty of this place.