We made it to Hawasa today; It took about four hours to make the "one to two" hour trip, which means it will take at least six hours to make it back to Addis Ababa tomorrow. Our driver has graciously found the best bathroom stops along the way. While everywhere still looks like Ethiopia, Hawasa has a different feel. We met with the missionaries that Aunt Deb did a wonderful story on in the Calvary Chapel magazine. Here are some pictures from our day -
Loading the van with our luggage-
I purchased a cool straw bag for 50 birr, which is about $2.50.
At the orphanage there were crazy tropical birds in the trees and a passing monkey.
And of course, lots of darling babies and precious older children. None can be adopted right now because the Southern region of Ethiopia is closed. There have been four adoptions to missionary families however. I would like to show pictures but I didn't ask so I'm not at this time.