Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Travel plans

It's official, our embassy date is July 1, which means that two weeks from this Friday we will be en route to Ethiopia to meet our beautiful daughter.  We are going to be taking a quick detour on the way there to experience Dubai for a couple of nights.  Our plans include venturing out into the desert for what the locals call dune bashing (driving up and down the dunes in a 4x4), a camel ride, and then conquering my fear of heights as we ascend to the top of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa

Speaking of fears, I have read that dune bashing is better than any rollercoaster in the world.  What's the only thing I like less than heights?  Rollercoasters. 

Should be interesting.

After our mini-vacation in the Middle East, we will be off to Ethiopia.  Awaiting us there will be the daughter we have been patiently waiting for.  We will arrive in Addis on Monday and have plenty of quality time to spend with her at her orphanage, in our hotel, and throughout the city she calls home before boarding our flight on Friday evening bound for the United States.  Our trip back home will ultimately lead us to South Carolina, which is where we will meet Lleyton and Parker and the rest of my family for vacation.

Sounds like a pretty unique and enjoyable two weeks to me. 


  1. YAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring another sweetie home to her forever family! What a journey it's been, but so worth it. Sarah..another girl in the house..hoot hoot!! :) Congrats guys!!!!! I will be checking for updates! woo hoo!!!!

  2. Sorry it wasn't sooner like you were hoping, But WOO HOO!!! So thankful Addis is coming HOME! We are a little bummed that you're not coming into CVG for the homecoming though! ;o) Hope you have an amazing trip!