It is only 5 AM so we have time to lay around the bed, play, and do some skyping. Back in the US, it is only 6 PM. Here we are skyping Sarah-aka "auntie Sarah" before we decide to get out of bed. The skyping was fun to stay in contact back home. We had some minor technical difficulties between sound, picture, and connection but for the most part, it was great to use it. It's amazing that we are 1/2 way around the world but we still got to see and talk to family and friends.
This was interesting. These blocks of concrete, they cast right there and then would line them up and mortar them together to create the median curb. They don't have curb machines like we have in the US. It looked like a good system for what they had available. Each one was just the right size to still be able to handle. Very neat.
This happened to be a truck that passed our bus on our way back to the hotel. The passenger was all smiles and giving us a thumbs up as he saw us all with Ethiopian babies. We figured he knew what we were doing and he approved. It was a nice gesture.
Hannah's Hope is just in the middle of all the buidings in the middle of the picture.
You can see the back side of our hotel, next to the red building.
Not sure what they need all these buckets for but here is a FULL truck load of nothing but buckets.
We finally arrived back to the hotel. Seble did GREAT on the trip. Here is Seble and Almaz, Hannah's Hope's director.
We celebrated our Embassy appointment by having lunch in the hotel restaurant. We were doing great, until.............
until daddy turned his head and Seble was a little closer to his plate of food. She grabbed a handful of the food and wanted to eat. We started to clean her hands and she threw a fit!
Seble showing off her "My First Christmas" santa hat from Great Grandma
In Oregon, you are either an University of Oregon (UofO) Duck (green & yellow) or an Oregon State University (OSU) Beaver (black & orange). Do we need to tell you who Seble is rooting for?
Later this evening, Amber stayed at the hotel while Karen and I and a few others went with Wass to the Cultural Ethiopian Restaurant to listen to the music and watch the live dancing. Last trip, we didn't bring our video so this time I was well prepared and videoed the whole thing. The dancing was AMAZING. All with multiple outfit changes too.
I always thought the receipts were the funnest part of the meals. Just looking at it seemed weird because the first thing you do is think American, but nope. The price is in Birr. This meal (2 plates) with pop, Ethiopian coffee ceremony, Honey wine, tip and live entertainment only cost our whole group of 7 people $47ish US. A very cheap dinner.