After an easy & scenic 2 hour drive on surprisingly good roads we arrived in Moshi. We were in our "new" car... not actually new after all but its still nice. A small Suzuki 4WD. We'd given up that it was going to work out so it was a real surprise to get a call Fri to pick it up.
Without Adam realising, the marathon is a group event & we have become part of a tour group. A very eccentric lady- perhaps late 70's is organising it. She's the founder & an American & has a boulevard named after her here. She had organised a pre-race dinner & performances which would have been great but she told the performers that everyone had to go to bed just after they had started! They ended up continuing in the garden & we watched them out there as felt so bad for them...& they were really good...Massai singing & jumping, acobats, fire dancers & African, singing, drumming & dancing. Zoe & Zac mesmerised. Zoe has had a fever last the 2 days but no other symptoms so just run of the mill virus according to doctors. Shes ok on panadol. Pleased to find out there's no malaria in Arusha nowdays. Saw surgery yesterday...really interesting (bilateral distal femoral osteotomy to straighten severe "knocked knees" on a little 6 year old and plate and screws to bilateral malleoli fractures in an adult). Impressed that they had a portable xray in the theatre. They asked me to help plaster the patient afterwards!
Moshi is very green & pretty and full of activity. Women balancing huge baskets of bananas on their heads my favourite. Adam runs 8am tomorrow in view of gorgeous, snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro....wow!