Monday, August 26, 2013

Ethiopia in Review: Part I

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Saying goodbye to my babies.
I managed to keep smiling...until we drove away:

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We had a layover in Germany and then boarded our flight to Addis Ababa with a brief stop in Sudan. As the plane landed in Sudan we looked out and saw a most depressing looking city...there was even a full sized passenger plane that had crashed on the side of the runway. It looked like it had been there a looooong time. A young boy sitting near us saw it and said with sarcasm, "Now that's reassuring."

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Standing in Ethiopia for the first time.

We stayed at a 4 star hotel. We were warned against anything less. The contrast between the hotel and its surroundings was shocking.
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Now...for a few more pictures of Elsa...
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[Elsa, showing the other children at the orphanage pictures of her new home, here in Washington.]

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[Elsa with one of her nannies and a friend 
(sorry...not allowed to show their images on social media...thus the stars!]

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I miss her. I can't wait to go back and bring her home.

Still to come...Part II

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