Because we had no power all day Sunday we made a quick and decisive plan to escape the microwave oven our house becomes without the loud hum of fans running. We ventured out to a butterfly sanctuary here that we have heard about but until now had not made time to visit. Annikah loves butterflies (what 2 year old girl does not?) and learned the Kiswahili word for them early on because her favorite helper at school; Mama Theresa sings a song that includes the word “kipepeo” (butterfly, literally of the wind). We had the kindest tour guide named Juma who did our tour in Kiswahili and did not even mind repeating everything slowly as needed (we do not know the words for larvae and caterpillar yet, go figure!) so we learned a lot. The heat was insane especially inside the huge net they keep the butterflies in but Anni seemed unaffected as she ran in search of “more kipepeo.” The sanctuary was built by some Scottish folks who then taught locals how to raise the butterflies and protect the grounds. A group of locals run and maintain everything now and we were happy to support a program that is preserving wildlife and empowering locals.