Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our Schedule for our Ethiopia trip!

Saturday Nov. 1st
-Leave home 10 am drive to Boston Airport
-Leave Boston at 2:53 pm fly to Washington/Dulles
We will be meeting up with at least two other families in our travel group here...
-Leave Washington DC at 9:30 pm (on Ethiopian Air)
we will land in Rome for one hour to refuel, restock plane, and clean bathroom (we stay on plane) then it is off to Ethiopia.

Sunday Nov. 2nd
-We arrive at Addis Ababa at 7:30 pm Ethiopia Time (that would be 12:30 am EST)
after obtaining our Visa, passports, and luggage, we meet our drivers and head to the hotel.
- We are told at this time to just try to get a good nights sleep.

Monday Nov. 3rd
-10:00 orientation meeting
-lunch at Garden Paradise
-coffee at Kaldis (oops I have never had coffee! Thanks Grandpa)
-THE MOMENT WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR, WE GET TO MEET OUR CHILDREN AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON WITH THEM!)
-Dinner at the Metro Pizza

Tuesday Nov. 4th
-10 am paper party for US Embassy (fill out papers for Daniel's Visa)
-Shopping
-Lunch at Family restaurant
-Coffee Ceremony and Team Meeting at Transition Home (My good friend Jody said she would drink my coffee)
-GOTCHA DAY- WE GET TO BRING DANIEL BACK TO THE HOTEL WITH US!
-Dinner at hotel

Wednesday Nov. 5th
-Morning with Daniel.....
-12:15 meet in lobby to leave for US Embassy
-1:00 Embassy appointment (apply for Daniel's Visa)
-back to hotel to hang out

Thursday Nov. 6th
-meet in lobby at 10:00 am
-Spend morning at Kids Care Orphanage
-Lunch at Blue Tops
-Visit Gelgela Orphanage
-dinner at hotel

Friday Nov. 7th
-second round of shopping if needed or just time on our own...
-meet in lobby at 6pm to check out
-6:30 leave for airport
-10:15 Leave Addis Ababa (on Ethiopian Airlines)

Saturday Nov. 8th
-arrive in Washington DC at 7:20 am (EST)
-leave DC 12:25 pm for Boston
-1:59 pm arrive at Boston Airport
-Welcome from our boys Michael and Benjamin, Grandma and Grandpa, and the Wonderful Steiger Family!
-head home....

Thank you for all your support prayers! We can't wait to post from Ethiopia and Share this journey with you!

2 comments:

Rob & Candy said...

woohoo! I'm so excited for you!

Jori said...

Oh you so know I am stalking!! So excitted for you ~ Be safe!
love ya, jori