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Run Around Kilimanjaro - Day 1, photo post

Following are some photos from the first day of the Stage Run to help illustrate the story.  I hope to post a few short videos too...

 meeting Simon's parents (day before starting the stage run)

meeting Simon's parents (day before starting the stage run)

 A view back over Mbahe Cottages and Simon's land

A view back over Mbahe Cottages and Simon's land

 one perspective of my suite

one perspective of my suite

 Comfortable space to meet, eat and share stories by the fireplace.

Comfortable space to meet, eat and share stories by the fireplace.

 An example of our amazing meals.  Plenty of vegetables from the garden to fill our bellies.

An example of our amazing meals.  Plenty of vegetables from the garden to fill our bellies.

 Local swim hole near Simon's property

Local swim hole near Simon's property

 Tree planting ceremony

Tree planting ceremony

 Mr. Kilimanjaro has climbed Kili 365 times.  He asked me to be Mrs. Kilimanjaro.

Mr. Kilimanjaro has climbed Kili 365 times.  He asked me to be Mrs. Kilimanjaro.

 Our official start.

Our official start.

 This first aid stop came about 2k into the run.  We were a bit surprised, they did not come this frequently for the rest of the trip...

This first aid stop came about 2k into the run.  We were a bit surprised, they did not come this frequently for the rest of the trip...

 Steep, straight down descent.

Steep, straight down descent.

 Amazing 300' waterfall along the wall we just descended.

Amazing 300' waterfall along the wall we just descended.

 Camp on night 1.

Camp on night 1.

 Evening sliver lining.

Evening sliver lining.