The days on the long road of one families Ethiopian Adoption

This blog started out as a way to record the twists, turns, highs and lows in my families journey to adopt siblings from Ethiopia. Now our children are home and we have just finished celebrating our first year as a family.

I'm Kimberly (or Fendesha), an adventurous person who aspires to be a vagabond- but for now- I spend all of my free time travelling and my down time thinking of travelling. I'm a mom of 3 (the oldest being my gorgeous canine companion), a IT project manager, and on occasion I find myself the primary writer of this blog.

Happy Reading and thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Trip North- the details

I took a 14 day trip to the North areas in Ethiopia. We stopped in Dessie, Lalibella, Adwa, Axum, drove through the Semien Mountains- into Gondor - then down to Bahr Dahr and the Blue Nile falls. We got stuck in a town out side of some Gorge and we had 11 live chickens with us. Trying to figure out what to do with them was a challenge-laugh. Then we proceeded back to our lives in Addis.


We blew through 7 tires while travelling on the dirt roads
We got really good at changing tires-laugh.
We visitedwith family members and hotels along the way.
We went to cultural events, visited museums, argued, laughed and in all had a fabulous journey.
I saw poverty - fed children- visited traditional homes- spoke with different native individuals through out my journey and had the most amazing 2 weeks.

What I did during the remaining 15 weeks of my journey I've yet to document- so hang in there- I'll upload them as I*(locate them) and have time to upload them.

Enjoy the pictures.

BTW- I tried the program yesterday that "three continent family" used - and it's awesome (it's a new addition on the bottom of this page)- thanks "Three Continent!!!" There's a cute little slideshow with only 36 pictures of so if you want to see less pictures.


See me if you want to travel like this and I'll put you in touch with somebody that can arrange it for you.

1 comment:

Evelyn said...

I loved the slide show you added to your blog. Yes, OneTrueMedia is great! Loved the music you added. OK, your dog is sooo cute! I've always wanted a big dog like that, but she would not like the weather in SC!

I look forward to other posts about Ethiopia!

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