So this is the airplane that we spent 15 hours on there and 15 hours coming back. We went from Fort Wayne to Chicago to Washington DC and then to Ethiopia with a stop in Rome to refuel (you don't get off the plane, you sit there for another hour!!). When we arrived in Ethiopia we were so tired. Derek and I hardly slept at all on the plane. There was a driver waiting for us at the airport and they took us straight to the guest house.
We traveled with another family, The Mancini's. They are such a wonderful Christian family with great faith! This is a picture of us outside the Guesthouse with them and their 2 oldest children. (They have 6 kids now, they just adopted two girls)
This is a picture of our room at the GRAND GUESTHOUSE. It was not that bad. It was better than I expected. The beds were a little hard with springs poking you and the bathroom had some mold and smelled bad and some toiletries others left behind. But other than that, not so bad. They had a main sitting area with TV and Dvd player downstairs in the main lobby area with a table where we ate breakfast and any other meals we ate in. Breakfast came with the room so they had eggs and toast every morning and the eggs were fried in oil :( So after a few mornings of that I asked for french toast and that was delicious! I brought my own little bottle of syrup from someone's recommendation that traveled prior! But the staff at the guest house were so nice and accomodating! They were also great with our children and helped translate!
So the next post will have pictures of us meeting our children for the first time.