Friday, June 25, 2010

Looking Back . . . Friday . . . FINALLY!!!

So, we've been home from Ethiopia for about 3 1/2 months now, and I'm FINALLY concluding our pictures and recap for the week! I did have to go back and look and found that I did actually already give the day's events and travel home in pretty good detail, so this post is mainly to post some of our pictures from our tour of the coffee factory, our travel group, and a few last snapshots we got on our way out.

Don't know if I've said it here before, but I miss Ethiopia. We don't know what God has for us in the future, but my heart is tied to that country and people!

I don't know why these pictures always upload in opposite order, but with this many, I'm not even going to try to rearrange them!!

In Dubai - watching our plane come in

Our travel group

David & "T"
. . . and don't laugh at my sloppy clothes and washed-out face,
you know what kind of a week we had!!! ;o)

Who loves coffee? We do!!

The one roaster for the entire factory -
the coffee we bought was still warm!

The "lab" where they taste-test different coffees from around the world (even Starbucks!) and compare to their own.
sink for spitting coffee in after they taste - kinda looks like a dentist sink!

Ladies who's job it is to sit all day picking out "bad" coffee beans. They have about 2 minutes for each batch before it zips away and a new batch slides in front of them.


Josh, Candace and Cole said...

Oooh, coffee!!! Can't wait to visit there :)

Kristi and Dale said...

Gosh- doesn't it seem like a long time ago?? I showed Sophia your son and asked her who it was....after 10 sec. of silence she said, "This is Tamrat." She remembered! Wow...never noticed what a HANDSOME BOY his is!!!!!

Erica said...

I recently found your puzzle page - we're adopting from Ethiopia for the second time and are using this fund raiser. I'd love to link back to you so people can see the completed project. So exciting to see your son home.