Headed Homeby kenya on Jul. 03, 2012, under Life
June 29, 2012
By Fred Roberts, St. Gregory Dean of Students
After a whirlwind three weeks in Kenya, I find myself surrounded by an unfamiliar calm. It may take some time to get used to this. We departed Batian’s View yesterday afternoon after many of the students experienced the high ropes course here. We reached Jomo Kenyatta International airport at 7 p.m. and patiently stood in line to go inside to check in. The airport was lively with travelers coming and going from all over the world. I bid my farewells to the group as they reached security, feeling odd to say goodbye after so much time together. I guess it will make seeing many of the students back at St. Gregory in August just that much more special.
While the students’ adventure may be over, and in fact they still have 16 hours of traveling before reaching Phoenix, we still have one more dispatch coming your way, a culminating photo journalism dispatch written by each student. In the meantime I will be headed back north to run the Safaricom marathon tomorrow morning, which takes place in a private game reserve. I’m sure won’t be moving too much tomorrow afternoon and will get the final dispatch to you then.
This has been a very special trip and I hope that it has exceeded the students’ expectations. I’m sure that many of you who have followed our dispatches will be hearing about it first-hand in the near future.