Part 1-We’re off to Ethiopia!

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Here we are this morning with our 6 checked bags and 6 carry-on items. Yikes! So much for packing light. However, 2.5 of our checked bags are things we’re delivering for other people, and there are 5 of us, all girls, traveling for 16 days. I think we could have done worse.

At the airport this morning

As I write this, we’ve made it all the way to Houston. Julianna was getting a bit stir-crazy by the end of that 3 hour flight, so hopefully she will survive the next two flights, each of which is 9+ hours. Wow. I am very much hoping for seat-back TV’s to broaden the entertainment options. We also have some movies on my tablet, which should also help.

So far the only hitch we’ve had is that I managed to forget the plug that lets my Fitbit download onto my computer, which means that although it will still count my steps each day, it won’t tell me how well I sleep each night. (Sob.) Such a first-world problem. John wanted to go back and get it for me, but I decided I’d rather get to the airport 15 minutes sooner. And it turned out to be a good thing. The Boise airport was hopping this morning, and the security line was longer than I’ve ever seen it.

Anyway, we’re off! Next time I update you, we should be in Addis!

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  1. So exciting! We took our adopted kids back to Johannesburg in March and it was such a great journey for all of us.

  2. Can’t wait to hear more about your journey! Will hold you up in prayer!

  3. So excited for your girls! And they are beauties!!! What flight path happens to get to Africa? In my mind you would have gone west, not to Houston. Anyway, hope y’all have a fantastic trip and I can’t wait to read about your travels.

    • The most common ways are via London or Frankfurt. Apparently even from LA that is the shortest path.
      Mary

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