I remember being around ten years old when my father took us on our first road trip. We piled into the Peugeot station wagon with our luggage excited about the adventure we were about to embark on. Our trip took us around Mount Kenya. We spent several nights in the towns that lay around around it, Embu, Meru, Nanyuki and Nyeri. In Nanyuki we spent one night at the Nanyuki Sports Club. It was by far my favorite stop on the trip. The colonial style brick buildings surrounded by vast manicured green lawns and golf courses were something to behold. At that time the area around it was covered in more dense forests and farmlands. It looked like someone dropped an English garden in the middle of a forest. Behind it was a glorious view of the snow capped peaks of the mountain. It was breathtakingly beautiful.