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Day 29 (July 24, 2011): Sunday Funday
July 24, 2011
Every Sunday the Kenyan crew takes a break from the usual rigors of excavation. This season their favorite place to visit is Kiserian, a town about 45 minutes away just outside the Rift Valley, toward Nairobi. Today, Katie decided to join the crew going to Kiserian to see what it’s like, and she offers her thoughts here about the day off:
In the late afternoon, everyone returns refreshed to Kampi Safi. Starting around 5pm, Katie and Jenny took a hike from camp to the Baboon Cliffs, an area of high basalt ridges along the Ol Keju Nyiro River. Just before sunset, dozens of baboons converge on the cliffs, lounging, grooming each other, and playing. We often hike there just to relax, watch the baboons, and enjoy some snacks.