Sunday, July 15, 2007

Home sweet home, or Anywhere but an airplane

After a grueling 30-hour journey, we arrived home yesterday afternoon and are all settling in. All in all the travel went well. Sidamo was quite the trooper until we landed in Washington and had to suffer through customs (one guy serving a 300-person flight) and every level of random security screening, at which point he melted down. The Washington-to-Denver leg was unpleasant, but we all survived and are happy to be on terra firma.

I'll post more in coming days about our trip, which was incredible—if you haven't been to Ethiopia, I strongly recommend considering it as your next vacation destination (seriously). But in the meantime, here are a few pics, since I know that's what everyone is looking for.

Our second time bathing Sidamo at the guest house. The first time was too traumatic to record.Sidamo at the Addis Ababa airport, while he still thought travel was fun.
Our first walk around the neighborhood. The distant/scared look results from being within 10 feet of the dogs.


Snacky said...

EEEEEIIIIIII!!!!!! SO ADORABLE! Congratulations, Greg, Deirdre, and Sid! But Deirdre, I await two things: a description of the first bathing experience and a photo of Sid after he realized traveling is not fun.

Kellie said...

He is gorgeous! It sounds like you guys had an amazing trip. So jealous that you traveled in country. I wish we had done that too. I can't wait to hear more. Congrats to your whole family :)