"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ethiopia Travel diaries day 1

Whew!  This day has been a crazy one!  We got up early, packed up about 10 suitcases, and headed to the in-laws to drop off the boys for ten days.  This was the hardest part for me.  Leaving them for a month is not easy for me! But, we got to the airport and we are ready to head to Dulles in Washington, D.C.  We noticed that many if the flights were being cancelled because of weather and that was a little worrisome, but our flight was ago.
Until right before take off.  On the Tarmac.  We were told that we would sit for an hour and then either go, or head back to the terminal.  We were frantically trying to get ahold of our travel agent and finally got an alternate flight.
But, to our surprise, it was a go!
This is what we flew into!  Huge snowy blizzard!  Awesome!
Even better, our plane exited on the little stairs straight into the cold.  We shook it off and took it as part of the adventure!

But then, getting to the hotel became a nightmare.  No one was getting out of dc for the night, so everyone was catching a shuttle or a cab.  The snow was so pretty coming down, but it was causing a mess!  After 4 hours sitting at the airport, we finally had someone pick us up and take us to the hotel.  And to make a long story short, the hotel Restaraunt closed for the night so we finally got Chinese around 10 pm.  
We did take a small hike in the snow for some treats. Why should I expect the journey to be without twists and turns.  It's been this way from the get go!  I should just embrace it and enjoy the ride! Right?  Praying our flight takes of in the morning.  We are coming Annie!!!!     


Lainey-Paney said...

So exciting!

Nancy said...

Can't wait to hear the end of this glorious story.

Lainey-Paney said...

It's 3/3/2015. Been praying for you guys daily.
Just logging back in to let you know that I'm thinking of yall, and so excited for you guys.