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Saturday, December 27, 2008

We made it to Ethiopia!

Hi eveyone! 
The flight on Ethiopian Airlines was very interesting.  I felt like I was at a house party.  People were up in the aisles talking, dancing, laughing and having a good time.  It was the most social airplane environment I've wittnessed.  If you want to sleep on the plane make sure you bring ear plugs. 
Also, try to sleep as much as possible before you land in Rome.  After the Rome re-fueling stop they turn off the lights for 2 hours and then they wake everyone up 3 hours before you land in Addis. 
I was so glad that I brought saline spray for my nose.  It's so dry in the plane.  I wished I had packed eye drops in my carry on.  My eyes were so dry.  Also, bring extra water on the plane.  The airplane ran out of water about 1 hour before we landed in Rome.  We had already finished the bottles of water we brought on the plane.
The hotel is nice.  There is a safe in our room.  Everyone is very friendly and helpful.  The prevoius travel group left last night :-(
we are waiting for the rest of the group to arrive tomorrow.
Would you please pray for me?  My stomach virus is back!  I will spare you the details but I was NOT the life of the airplane house party.  My dear husband disposed of the air sick bags without complaint.  He is an awesome husband. I have also gotten sick at the hotel.  I brought my medicine I took two weeks ago but I cannot keep in down.  (Gross I know).  Please pray for complete healing. 
We told Robel not to pick us up for church in the morning.  I will see how I feel in the morning.


shawn and tisha said...

Glad you made it safe! I'm praying for you Candy!

Danielle said...

Oh Candy! I am so sorry! I will be praying for a full recovery...so that you can enjoy and remember this trip of a lifetime. I'M SO SORRY! I'm glad you're safe, though. Love, Danielle

Jori said...

Oh my firend, I am so glad you have arrived safely but so sorry for your sickness! I will continue to pray (and for Igor as well). Rest up! :)
love, jori

E said...

Oh, Candy...so sorry. I'm so thankful Rob is there with you and will be praying for a speedy recovery. I pray you can enjoy your time there free of illness. Also, praying for Igor at home.

Feel better. I really hope you can feel well and really be present in your time there.