I'd love to write a whole bunch and have been prolonging writing until I was feeling "better" but wanted to at least do some pictures of our trip to Addis.... Since returning home I have a fractured tail bone (from trying to show Tarikua Tessa how to use the 2' kiddie slide in the finished basement) and a cruddy sinus infection! Things could be worse, trust me! We're loving her and I am hoping to show videos etc. in the next couple of days that show each day of our trip. I still cannot wait to go back...
And we're off! Nervous as HELL with a stomach in knots, we head to lunch with MP's parents before heading to the airport (notice a little guy in the background)!
Having our last alone time at the airport, MP sporting a cocktail and I with a Bloody Mary, it was well into the afternoon after all~
Just got on the plane and I'm beyond psyched to have been bumped to business - woo hoo~
We were so afraid to fly Lufthansa because of the recent strike but we were just past the chaos that alot of families faced and had an amazing flight experience (minus the dreadful stop in Sudan which seemed to last forever when we were only a mere 1.5 hours til Bole, Addis)
The Sahara Desert (renamed I think to something else). This was the view for HOURS from the plane and then there was literally "life" and a city with a demarcation line that was crazy! It just went from this picture to a small city, wow!
Bole, Addis Ababa! Yay! We arrived on time-ish and this is the outside of the airport! We were so happy to be greeted by Mulat (WHFC driver and extraordinaire).
MP is so happy we've landed and to be headed for the guesthouse!
Little did I know the hell that awaited me only two days from this picture! :)
THE GATES at Horizon House (from the inside courtyard)... I never imagined the security, and these gates were at the end of a very long alley that you'd never expect to house such a beautiful compound! Wow, just looking at it again is so wonderful.And this is the other side of the gates, the gates you just saw in the previous picture were to the right of this white "bus".