Viewing Post for: Kilimanjaro Climb 2012

Date: February 13, 2012
Location: Moshi, Tanzania

We all all here safe there is snow on the mountain above us. It is hard to believe we are here. Markets and lunch at Yusuf's house today

Messages for this post

For: Peter, Christine and Kili Hikers

We are so excited for you. Keep on trekking.

Karen,Wayne & Scott - 2/18/2012

For: Katie, Derek, and All

Am listening to your messages daily. Keep them coming. Hope everyone is feeling great. Remember the Greatful Dead song 'Truckin?' Well keep on.

Keith - 2/18/2012

For: To Mary Ann

Mom - I hope you are taking LOTS of pictures of the animals. I know there won't be deer because you aren't at Mendon, but we will be before long. I'm being a little spoiled - those treats are SO good. Love, Meggie I love you too, and I am sharing the sofa with Meg. We take turns being next to Gramp. It's snowing and you should see Meg when she comes inside. She is a beautiful gal.!Love, Rhett. I've been the perfect hostess, having given my spot on the bed to Meggie. We are so proud of you

From the animals - 2/17/2012


I am really excited and proud of you. Take lots of pictures to share and Lisa, please, be safe. I am with you in spirit. love Dad

DAD - 2/17/2012


SORRY lISA I MEANT 5000.00 YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5000.00

MOM (WHOOPS) - 2/17/2012


YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU JUST SURPASSED YOU MONEY GOAL OF 500.00

MOM - 2/17/2012

For: Lisa

Hey Lisa It is Thurs and I am up early looking for a post, but I guess it is too early. Hope yesterday was good. Today only 2 hours. Will be thinking of you. Love my "baby" girl mom

Mom - 2/16/2012

For: Nancy)

Hi Dear, Guess who is sleeping in your bed tonight? I'll give you a hint: it starts with an A. what is the temperature where your at on February 15? Only one more upper cabinet to go. Love Bill

Bill - 2/15/2012

For: Lisa, and all you wonderful climbers

Hi Kili climbers, Have you reached the senecio trees yet? (They look like Dr. Seuss illustrations.) How's the "grey tent" holding up? Enjoying your morning warm water wash-ups still? Or have you gotten too cold to take any clothes off yet? Remember to drink, drink, drink ... does wonders for the altitude queazies and any incipient cramps. Ah, how dearly I remember and reminisce, as I read between the lines. It's a "delicious" time.... Live the moments! Phyllis - Kili '09

Phyllis and Marty - 2/15/2012

For: Lisa

Every day now we try to imagine where you are, what you see, how it smells, how you feel. Take notes, there'll be a quiz. So far it's all so remarkable. Vermont is following every step.

Rik - 2/15/2012

For: Lisa

Aunt Lisa its Colby I'm sure you are going to have a great time. I'm looking forward to some stories.

Colby - 2/15/2012

For: Lisa

Lee! I can see you on top of the mountain! There is golden light emanating from you and it speads from the top of the mountain then to all over the world so your light covers all the ones you love and that love you right back. I love you deeply and thanks for giving me a great adventure to follow as I lay here in recovery. you make it easy to be prond of you. xoxo Mari

Mari - 2/15/2012

For: To Lisa

Hi aunt Lisa its Aaron I hope that you are having a great time I loveyou

Aaron - 2/15/2012

For: Lisa

Gee, I hope I didn't embarass you with your nickname that your oma gave you. You see you do have the wings of a bird and can fly over all adversities and any barrier that comes you way so WATCH OUT BIG MOUNTAIN11 Here comes my niece. Love, Aunt Patty

Aunt Patty - 2/14/2012

For: Katie, Derek, and Team

Very excited for you. Have fun and be safe. We'll be following your progress.

Keith - 2/14/2012


Hi Gene: Just listened to your live update. Wow, what an amazing experience you all must be having. I'm jealous. Looking forward to following you along your journey. You are an inspiration!!! Be safe - Stacy

STACY - 2/14/2012

For: lisa

Type your message here...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! May you trip be filled with all your dreams. I know your trip will be filled with all the joy of the mountains as you loved Aspen so much. Capture the moment and share with us. Love Aunt CeCe

aunt CeCe - 2/14/2012

For: Vicki

You are an inspiration. Take your time and enjoy Africa! We are all jealous and hope to follow in your footsteps someday. Happy climbing and Happy Valentine's Day. xoxoxo

Jenny, Chris, Harper and Gnocchi - 2/14/2012

For: all

WOW, you are about to start and about to make room for new phrases that will mean so much "warm water for washing" "would you like some tea?" "portter on the left/right" "Rick get out of my tent" And my fav.."kili is great, it would be better if it wern't for all this walking..."Ok, one serious one... ACS says THANK YOU! You folks are heros!

matt flanigan - 2/14/2012

For: Mom (Vickie)

Have a great time! We know you will do great!!! Happy Valentines day, Love, Shawn, Alicia, Jessop and Waylan

Shawn et al. - 2/14/2012

For: Lisa

Go, girl! We're cheering you on from western New York!

The Penmans - 2/14/2012

For: Deni

Type your message here...Hope you're having a great time.It snowed 11 inches here the day after you left.Love..... Roger

Roger - 2/14/2012

For: Dee and Gene

Hope you guys are having the time of your lives and ready for your climb!!! Enjoying the updates and can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.

Julie Russell - 2/14/2012

For: Katie and Derek

Type your message here...Such an awesome adventure! Godspeed!

Tom and Janet - 2/14/2012

For: Katie & Derek

Following your progress. So excited for you! X O

Toni - 2/14/2012

For: Marcia

The Ralph Waldo Emerson quote got cut off from my post. Here it is again "The reward of a thing well done is to have done it"

Leanne C. - 2/14/2012

For: Marcia

Marcia, I read some about the Lemosho trail...I hope you got to see some monkeys! The forest must be stunning... I am jealous! My friends at work are telling me I have the coolest veterinarian. :-) A Ralph Waldo Emerson quote Enjoy the climb!

Leanne C. - 2/14/2012

For: Paul

We hope this is the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy the view!

Pat and Joe - 2/14/2012

For: Paul

We hope this is the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy the view!

Pat and Joe - 2/14/2012

For: Bob & Sue

All the best to both of you on this great adventure for a good cause! Happy Valentines Day!

Jim & Mary Jane - 2/14/2012

For: Lisa

Spatzie???!! Whoa're secret is out of the bag now! As we poker players say, you are "ALL IN" now - we hope the flop, turn and river deliver a Royal Flush to you!! Kay and Beth

Kay And Beth - 2/14/2012

For: Peter and Christine

Incredibly exciting for you and the rest of the Kili hikers. Have a safe and memorable experience along the way.

Phil and Jane - 2/14/2012

For: all

something when bonkers on my computer --- well just more thoughts going to you all.

sorry for all the posts - 2/14/2012

For: to JOI Warriors and Kili Climbers

Happy Valentines Day. You are in my heart and prayers today. Enjoy every step and don't forget to look around and see the beauty that surrounds you. Go DARA!

kili Karen 09 - 2/14/2012

For: To JOI Warriors and Kili Climbers

Happy Valentines Day. You are in my heart and prayers today. Enjoy every step and don't forget to look around and see the beauty that surrounds you. Go DARA!

Kili Karen 09 - 2/14/2012

For: To JOI Warriors and Kili Climbers

Happy Valentines Day. You are in my heart and prayers today. Enjoy every step and don't forget to look around and see the beauty that surrounds you. Go DARA!

KiliKaren 09 - 2/14/2012

For: To JOI Warriors and Kili Climbers

Happy Valentines Day. You are in my heart and prayers today. Enjoy every step and don't forget to look around and see the beauty that surrounds you. Go DARA!

KiliKaren 09 - 2/14/2012

For: To JOI Warriors and Kili Climbers

Happy Valentines Day. You are in my heart and prayers today. Enjoy every step and don't forget to look around and see the beauty that surrounds you. Go DARA!

KiliKaren 09 - 2/14/2012

For: Mary Ann

THappy Valentines Day. Wish we were together right there. I'm doing ok here, though my cold really persisting. Love, Meype your message here...

Kath - 2/14/2012

For: Marcia

All good on the homefront. Hope you could take in a lot in the village. So anxious for next update. Love, Me

Kath - 2/14/2012

For: Mary Ann

I cannot believe you are actually there! Congratulations. All ok here. Off to work now, though I'm not able to make a key stop on the way. Meggie doing great. So glad you are getting your day in the village. Love you!

Kath - 2/14/2012

For: Hubs

Happy VD!

Wit - 2/14/2012

For: Vicki O'Brien

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Explore, Dream, Discover." Mark Twain. Mom, were all so incredibly proud of you. Your thirst for adventure continues to inspire us all. Explore, Dream, Discover and Take Pictures:) Happy Valentines Day, Harper wanted to thank you for first Valentines Day Card, Love, The O'Briens

Chris, Jenny, Harper, Gnocchi, Shawn, Alicia, Jessop, Waylan and Isa and - 2/14/2012

For: Deirdre and Gene

So happy to hear you made it safely! We had great team captain and committee meetings tonight, and sent lots of great vibes in your direction!! And lots of great Relay stuff going on, too. We are at almost 3 times where we were at this time last year...hope our numbers will keep you smiling as you climb...Your dedication is making us work harder to cure cancer. Love to both of you from Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence and Summit!!

Berkeley Heights Relayers - 2/13/2012

For: Diana

Happy Valentine's Day to you! We love you. Go get em today.

Bob and Kids - 2/13/2012



JENNY - 2/13/2012

For: Bob and Sue

We are thinking of you and hope you have a great start tomorrow - oh and Happy Valentine's Day from all of us here. Raider says hello and he LOVES his Tuna Fancy Feast Wet Food. He's eating again! We love you! Go get 'em Dad! Mom enjoy the orphanage, take lots of pictures - and if they have pen pals or a program for young adults let us know!

Courtney, Joe, Grandma, Ga & Kabi in spirit - 2/13/2012

For: VT peeps!

Thinking of you as you start your climb! Enjoy EVERY minute! Can't wait for the updates! Chris, remember...Pole, Pole! (yes...I am singling out Chris for this reminder)

Kelly - 2/13/2012

For: Bob, Deni, Vickie, Dianna

Type your message here...Deni, Bob,Vickie, Dianna, Have a great climb! T and D

Tom and Donna - 2/13/2012

For: Lisa

Happy Valentines Day. How's the sleeping bag? Quote for today: "It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out -- it's the grain of sand in your shoe." -Robert Stevens

Lori - 2/13/2012

For: Lisa

Thinking of you today - watched "Snows of Kilimanjaro" with Gregory Peck in your honor! You are truly inspring.

Diane - 2/13/2012

For: Paul

The weather in the paper says it was 93 over there. Was it really? By the way, Kathleen has a boyfriend. Everyone, including yours truly, hopes you have an awesomw climb. Happy Valentine's Day. I love you.

Jane - 2/13/2012

For: Peter & Christine

Amazing, following a dream, No mountain too high. We send you love, with heartfelt pride ! Enjoy every day, every moment, every breath. Looking forward to hearing of the father daughter adventure of a life time.xox Mary & Tim.

Mary & Tim - 2/13/2012

For: Nancy Stock

Hi Dear, As you start your climb tomorrow, I'll be starting to put cabinets up (my Kiliminjaro)Happy Valentine's day and good luck and stay warm. Love Bill

Bill - 2/13/2012

For: Paul

Jane and I love you and miss you very much. Jane says to remember the first time your mother met her and what she said. Don't have any of those moments on the mountain. Enjoy the trip! :)

Sarah & Jane - 2/13/2012




For: Dara

Today you start the climb - big steps and little ones - have a wonderful, memorable time. To quote William Feather - "One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." Here's to a great adventure. We're thinking of you. Love you.

Us - 2/13/2012

For: Christine

Well done on completing Day 1. Hope you are doing well and enjoying every breath of your journey. You're not missing anything here, lol.

Liz - 2/13/2012

For: ToLisa

Type your message here... If I were younger and healthy I would be there with you. Views you can truly appreciate only because you are there. Go for it and enjoy. Love you dearly, Aunt CeCe PS My best to all your Hike Mates.

From? Aunt CeCe - 2/13/2012

For: Lisa

I'm so proud of you, Spatzie. You can do ANYTHING. The world will be at your feet. As they say,"You've Come A Long Way Baby"!!

Aunt Patty - 2/13/2012

For: All

GO, GO, you wonderful Kili climbers! Say hi to the mountain, the porters, and Yusef for us, and remember "pole, pole." Can't figure out how to get your daily messages, Rick, and I'm practically salivating for news! Big, big hugs to you all, Phyllis and Marty

Phyllis and Marty - 2/13/2012

For: D & Gene

Lunch started out lonely, but got AWESOME when I had your email/photo to read/share. Thought it would help you guys if I told you of any major pop culture news too. Whitney Houston died. WHAT?! Kangol is probably texting you like crazy, Gene. Anyway - happy you arrived safely. Ran 10 yesterday! It was D-inspired. Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

DMB - 2/13/2012

For: Christine and Peter

So glad to hear that you've arrived safely. Enjoy and rest before your departure tomorrow. Love you both. Happy Valentine's Day.

The Non - 2/13/2012

For: Lisa and All the 'Climbers'

Great to read all these inspirational posts, "it's the journey" that's the thing to remember. Make some great contacts, perhaps some of the new friendships will last as long as the 23 years you have had with this 'Shropshire Lad'. (PS Your brother tells me he's applying the ointment to that infectious rash, and the swelling has almost all gone down.) You will know who this is from. Love. x

The Shropshire England Fan Club - 2/13/2012

For: Lisa

How exciting. We're following you from Vermont.

Rik Carlson - 2/13/2012

For: To? (Vicki

Type your message here...Glad to hear your made it there. I've folowed your flight there. Iknow you'll be fine and will have a good time. The hike will be good because I know yor are ready. You are the best,thinking of you. Happy Valentines Day! Love Rod

From? Rod - 2/13/2012

For: Vicki

We'll be watching! Good luck for the climb!

Christine & Noel - 2/13/2012

For: Deirdre

Glad to hear that you have all arrived safely. Have wonderful journey. Good thoughts and prayers going your way. Party went well yesterday and everyone sends their love. Way to go Dee! We are all so proud of you.

Dad & Bonnie - 2/13/2012

For: Peter & Christine & All Trekkers

Africa, at last. After all your dreaming, planning, prep, packing, praying. Remember your first sight of Kili forever. Love and kisses when you wake on Valentine's Day tomorrow. Word for the day: REST

C&P - 2/13/2012

For: To Lisa

No one else can read this right?? Hee hee, make you nervous? I am betting you are already team mascot! Your spirit, smile and atiitude will keep the energy levels nice and high. Keep those little legs moving. We are so excited for you and wish you all a great experience. I am in awe! Much love!

From? Your England fan club!! L&P x - 2/13/2012

For: Marcia

Wishing you the best of luck, health and the adventure of a lifetime. I'm sure you'll be making friendships that will last a lifetime too. I'll be looking forward to the live updates! My corgis send their 'roos', 'aarfs' and 'slurps'.

Leanne Capozzi - 2/13/2012

For: Chris from VGS

You are on the way to the first of the "big seven!" Sending energy your way. Steve

Steve - 2/13/2012

For: Mary Ann O'Connor

Type your message here... What an exciting adventure! We finally have a bit of snow;maybe i can find a hill and pretend I'm there. the pictures on the websites for K. look fantastic. Good Luck, good health and have fun.

Jeanne, bob and kitties - 2/13/2012

For: Dara

Great to hear you got there A-OK. Onward and Upward. To the Rochester contingent, yesterday 12 inches of snow at the airport. Glad it wasn't the day before. Good luck to everyone. Tell Yusef "Hi"

Us - 2/13/2012

For: Deirdre and all the climbers

So glad to hear you've all arrived safely. The boys are excited to share your adventure with their classmates--we're going to encourage the teachers to visit the updates each day also, so you will have all of St. Francis School in Tonawanda praying for your success and sending you good thoughts for when the climb gets tough. Onward and upward! Love you!

Kathy Deyell - 2/13/2012

For: All

Glad to hear of your safe arrival. Don't forget to buy Tanzanite! Rest and enjoy the sites. And Remember is it about the journey. Each and every one of you have an inspiring story. I am so proud. Look a look at yourselves in the mirrow and and say "Well Done" We are proud of each and every one of you!

Ginny Kili 2010 - 2/13/2012

For: Lisa (Lee) and All

Lee, my sister posted this on my Facebook page for you and I wanted to share it with you and all on your journey. "There, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going." Ernest Hemingway

Lori Marra - 2/13/2012

For: Katie Derek macDonaldLise

Enjoy lunch at Yusef's.sleep well in your tents.

Lise John - 2/13/2012

For: To all

Well by now you've figured out the great hoax of it all eh. No mountain to climb, just a GREAT photo shop moment. Well the foods good, the animals are well trained, and Rick will entertain you! Actually this week I will spend time in hope lodge hospitality house and send you warm wishes from people in Rochester fighting cancer. I am sure they will share "GRATITUDE" of the highest order! ENJOY every moment, you are heroes to all!

matt flanigan - 2/13/2012

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