Long trip home on the flight that seemed to last for days and settled back into the routine. Went back to work the day after flying in which was a little shock to the system. Still a little jet-lagged but not too bad.
Was a busy trip....we calculated that between the two treks and everything else we walked about 50 miles. It is so hard to put into words the things we have seen....honestly, I think it takes a while just to process it all. So vastly different from our lives, it has once again put many things into perspective.
While Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, I fear for the growing gap between the wealthy and the poor. It is very difficult to accept a reality where children are still not getting basic sustenance nor will they have the chance or ever going to school. Contrasting some of the lives of the families we saw with what we take for granted every day......it's just not right.
We found Ethiopia to be very laid back (surprisingly so) and the people very friendly. We experienced close to no hassle whatsoever and found many people who were willing to help when needed. We learned that Kelsey's name means "sock" in Amharic so they thought that was pretty funny. My name is apparently a popular name for men.
I've posted the rest of the pics under the "Photography" section to the right.
Thank you Judy for staying with the kids while we were gone - we appreciate it more than you know!