02.23.2011 – Cock-a-doodle-doo goes the rooster at 4:30 AM somewhere amongst trees outside my window, even though the sun is still an hour or two away from rising. With little time to explore the hotel grounds and Mt
Kenya (2nd highest peak in Africa), we are finally able to focus 100% at the task at hand. We start by generating numerous hypotheses and observations for current and future Postal strategies, then head into town for lunch. While I was nervous about the local food, I actually fear that I may not be able to fit into my suit by the end of this experience. The food has been really good, and the samosas are going straight to my newly formed second chin. While on the way back to the hotel, we stop at the local Post Office for first hand research. The Post Master was extremely welcoming, and, while over a glass of tea, spent an hour of his time explaining the postal operations. I cap off the night by preparing my bug net, and look forward to the unintended wake-up from my new friend.