Ethiopia: The Land


Ethiopia Video

The McWilliams are still working on pictures and stories over here, but we are enjoying this quick vid Walker put together! We sure can’t get over those joyful, little faces that realize they have access to new well water!

Home Sweet Bed

We find ourselves writing this post to let our friends and family know that we made it home today safely, but selfishly we are writing in attempt to keep ourselves awake until 9 p.m. Surely that is an acceptable bedtime, because we were ready to lay ourselves down at 6.

We had the most incredible trip that we can’t wait to document on here soon enough! We are both on our computers (with Opal snoring between us) looking at pictures and already wanting to go back. But for now we are relishing in hot showers, chowing down on burgers, brushing our teeth in clean water goodness, celebrating the invention of the mattress and thanking the public bathroom gods for their cleanliness standards.

The remote villages of Ethiopia just might be our new favorite places in the world. The unexpected landscape. The friendliness of the people. We fell in love! And who wouldn’t when you get to wake up to this every morning?

We Made It!

We made it and are currently at a hotel freshening up before we head to Bantu! We’ve been told that for the last week the school we are staying at has been without water and electricity. So we are showering like its our last!

We made some Highs and Lows of our travel day:
Highs: 1. Watching the African sunrise from the air. 2. The tiniest baby behind us who didn’t cry once. 3. Clapping for the pilot at the end of the flight. Such comradery! 4. The flight wasn’t cold at all! 5. Watching the Sound of Music.
Lows: 1. Finding out Walker has an airplane blanket collection. Gross. 2. A urine soaked floor in the bathroom. 3. Being forced to watch the remake of the 3 Stooges because the lady next to you started pushing the buttons on your screen and insisted You watch it. For the record, I hate that kind of “comedy.”
Our lows are really just for good laugh because it has been a great trip so far with no complaints! Now, how do you solve a problem like Maria?!