Saturday, July 2, 2011

Headed to Ethiopia...

So, we got our flights and guest house booked.  We will be leaving on Friday....just a few short days away.  Hard to believe - but, it's certainly about time!

We will be flying Lufthansa airlines and have just one layover in Frankfurt Germany on the way to Addis Ababa.  On the way home we will have layovers in both Frankfurt and Chicago. 

We will be staying at the same guest house we stayed at in November 2010.  We are glad to be staying somewhere that is familiar to us and close to the orphanage (well, at least to one of the two).

Our stay will be relatively short (just a week), so our schedule is pretty much planned out.  There are certain things we HAVE to do on certain days... so, that pretty much dictated when we will do what and which days we have a little time to shop and/or relax.

Saturday evening:  Arrive
Sunday:  Shop - rest & get settled/acclimated.
Monday:  Visit our children (@ two separate locations)
Tuesday:  Take custody of our children (individually, from different orphanages)
Wednesday:  Embassy appointment/  hang out at guest house with our kids
Thursday:  Hang out at guest house with our kids/ lay low
Friday:  Get kids visas/ leave in the evening. 

That's about it.  We will be back in the states on the 16th of July. 

Hopefully everything will go smoothly and we won't have any random issues with the process and change the above plan.  But, ya just never now...

Have a good 4th of July weekend everyone!