Team 2 – First Day In Ethiopia

5 thoughts on “Team 2 – First Day In Ethiopia”

  1. Looks like the trip is going well! That’s too bad that there is so much smog in the city. I wonder if the overwhelming amount of smog could be leading to some of the health problems they are struggling with over there. Hopefully someone is looking into fixing this issue in the city. That is really cool that you all got to see the palace of an emperor! I had no idea that they had emperors in Ethiopia! I can’t wait to see more pictures! Hope the trip continues to go well. -Emma

  2. Sounds like a great start to the trip! I’m glad you get a chance to learn about the history and culture of Ethiopia before heading to the clinic. Such a wonderful opportunity for everyone.

  3. Glad you made it to Yetebon, Team 2! You appear to be in fine form for all the traveling, and thank you for the historical and cultural overview. The beautiful land and its wonderful people have a long and at times very difficult history. Yet, somehow, perhaps because of that, from what we read and experience from the few Ethiopians we know, have an amazing generosity of spirit with endurance and even joy. We hope you’ve had a fine day today and can wind down and recover from your jet lag even more. With reports of snow in Gunderland, I fled south yesterday to be with my 92 year-old dad overlooking the river at Pool 19 above Keokuk on the east bank. It’s already 23F here with snow and freezing rain in the forecast as we look out across over a mile of ice with just a couple of open water leads visible. From time to time, the ice shifts and groans along the Illinois bank. The best sighting of the day so far was the impish face of a Northern Saw-whet Owl,
    Aegolius acadicus (looked it up : -), peering stoically out from its wood duck box about 12 feet up in a walnut tree. This little predator has a face reddish and wide, not unlike a fox’s when viewed straight on. It’s tooting whistles would be familiar to you river hikers. We’re about to get out for a walk, so that’s the news from here. Best wishe for your work and travel there in the days ahead, and thank you for all you do! John

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