Mar 31, 2010

Day 1

I've been told that I need to blog about our trip to Ethiopia soon so that I can detail every part of the trip and not forget anything. The truth is, there is so much about our trip that I want to forget, have over embellished or simply not talk about. However, I know that if I am going to be open and honest, I have to tell it all.

Telling this story may take me several weeks. Having two children is proving challenging and there is still much about Africa that I have yet to fully process; I may never fully process it all.

Day One:

Meg & I in Dulles during our layover. I BIG heart this girl!

Le and I left OKC at noon on Wednesday. We flew to Washington, D.C. and had the PERFECT layover time to meet Mike and Meg at the Dulles Airport for dinner. Meg and I had never met in person but they are also soon to be adoptive parents and our layover was the perfect excuse for me to throw my arms around her!
We flew for 15 hours from D.C. to Addis. We arrived in the middle of the night on Thursday and met our driver, Henock. I don't know what you've heard or know about drivers, but we could not have had a successful or even decent trip in Addis without our amazing Henock. Not only does he have great English, but he is also an aspiring rapper and sounds EXACTLY like Notorious B.I.G. If you are ever in Ethiopia, I have his cell number and he is a must have for great survival tips and perfect dinner suggestions.
All of our luggage arrived safely and once it was loaded into our car and another cab, we were on our way to the Ayat House. I was so tired I couldn't sleep, so Le and I spent the first night up until 2a.m. unpacking. We collapsed in preparation of an early morning meeting about our kids and embassy date.


Leslie said...

Hmmm....While I'm sad to hear that there are parts of the trip you want to forget, I'm glad you are sharing for those of us who come after you. I'm a scrapbooker and it's always good to record the good, the bad and the ugly - 100 years from now your great grandchildren will want to know it ALL, not just the rainbows and unicorns happy parts.

Beautiful Mess said...

Take your time... do your best...share your worst...rejoice over it all...we can handle it!