Only one month to go in till we leave as a family for our first “homecoming” trip to Ethiopia. Who is on board? Me and daddy Jason, Sugar and Spice as well as Grandma and Grandpa. The six of us will be spending 10 days in early February back in our girls home country.
When we started planning our trip back in December, we asked the girls what their top priorities were for the trip. It will be their first time back to Ethiopia since they came to Canada in 2009. With out any hesitation, the girls agreed that their top three priorities were
We only have 10 days to spend, so we, with grandma and grandpa’s blessing, planned the trip around what the girls want. First, we are taking a short trip out to Nakemt’ to see the girls family. Then, after a day in Addis and a chance to check on our Vulnerable Children Society projects, we will be heading down to Lake Langano. When we picked the girls up five years ago, we spent a delightful week in the bush at Lake Langano, and are looking forward to spending for relaxing days there again. The girls were scared of the bush pigs and monkeys then, but they are a lot more used to animals now! Lol
It seems ridiculous to spend all that money to go for 10 days, and I wish we could have stayed longer. I only got that much time off, though, and in 10 days, we should get done what the girls want to do.
Oh, of course, the spa (Boston Day Spa) is the last day!
So I have booked hotels, arrange for a driver, arranged for translator who speaks Oromiffa, and am in the process of organizing our Vulnerable Children Society trips. A lot of planning goes into 10 days! But let’s hope it will be relatively seamless.
On the list for this week as well, are the vaccine visits to the doctor. Gramma and I are up-to-date, but Jason, Grandpa and the girls might need a booster or two. Plus, there is always the requisite order of prescriptions for ciprofloxacin… LOL
I’m not sure who is more excited… The girls, or me.