Sunday, January 25, 2009

We have Arrived!

We finally arrived! We got off the plane at the Addis Ababa airport at 5pm Saturday evening (South Bend time) which was 1am Sunday morning in Addis. We spent the next hour and a half getting our visas to enter the country, going through customs and getting all of our luggage. Amazingly, everything arrived! We then proceeded to meet our driver who came to pick us up in a Toyota hatchback and could fit 2 people without luggage! He quickly found some extra taxi drivers to help get us all to the guesthouse. I have pictures of the luggage tied to the top of each taxi. But the dial up connection is too slow to upload them. So you will have to wait, but needless to say, it was quite a site! Did I mention it was pouring down rain, also? I, of course, had umbrellas for everyone, but no clue where they were in all the luggage. It was more important to just get to sleep than try to find them, so we all got wet!

We finally went to bed about 3:30am. We slept well and I got everyone up at 11am to start getting them used to this timezone. Josh and Emily are a little cranky, but I am really proud of all the kids. They did great on the flights and so far have been very patient. We are ready to venture out into the city, but wanted to let all of you know we made it!

Will post more when I find a broadband connection!

Love from Addis!!


  1. Congratulations on the safe trip. You guys are in our prayers!!

  2. Congratulations on your safe arrival, we will be following your progress, Love and prayers, the Miros.

  3. Woohoo! So glad you guys (and your luggage!) made it safely.