Nicole's Journey: Game on...

"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees.
I love that it takes you a half an hour to order a sandwich."

As the plane descends into Nairobi, I am wrapping up watching one of my all-time favorite movies, When Harry Met Sally.

"I love that little crease you get between your eyes when you're looking at me like I'm nuts.
I love that you're the last person I want to talk to at the end of the day."

The entirety of The Princess Bride aside, WHMS has one of the best dialogs of any movie. Ever. But I have to keep rewinding my favorite part because the captain keeps interrupting me with something in german.

"I love that when you figure out who it is that you want to spend the rest of your life with, you want the rest of your life to start right now."

The plane rides to Kenya were pretty uneventful. The first leg, to Switzerland, was 8 hours. Good movies. Good food. Row to myself. No small kids anywhere around me. The second leg, to Nairobi, was fine too. 7 hours. No small children. Good movies. Good food. Nice Somali lady who was kind to me as my body decided it was a great time to throw up my good food.

I spent the rest of the trip visiting with the nice Somali lady. She lives in Ottowa, has two younger brothers that play professional basketball in Europe, and this was her first time to Kenya. She was staying for a month. There was something very familiar about her that I liked...

Getting through the airport in Nairobi was fast and easy. Got my bag. Got my money exchanged. Went looking for someone named Francis who would be holding a sign with my name on it to take me to meet up with my friend Jen. NICOLE. I walked up to the tall guy with dreads and my name scribbled on cardboard and stuck my hand out and said, "Francis?" Francis, and his driver/friend Tony and I became fast friends. We chatted and learned about one another on the ride to where I would be staying. I can categorically say Francis may be the biggest flirt in Kenya. He texted Jen to let her know we were on our way and scolded her for not telling him I was so pretty. Then he proceeded to call me babycakes. Then I told him how old I was, and he stopped. ;-) We arrived at the place I will be staying while I'm here. I've gotten settled in, and am looking forward to starting my Kenyan adventure tomorrow. Game on.