Today was our last day in Rwanda. This morning we went to the orphanage. We got to take a tour and see all the different children areas and also where they care for the elderly and disabled. It was an emotional time as all the Sisters that worked with Maya and Keira were coming up hugging them and saying goodbye. You could tell it was bittersweet for the Sisters as they were sad the girls are leaving but happy they have found a home.
The flight to Ethiopia went well untill about the last 15 minutes and then it became the most stressful flight I've ever been on... Maya decided she would start screaming (which she can do well) and did it for 15 minute straight. We're not sure if it was because of the altitude change, the lights being turned out, her being super tired, or she just decided to throw a tantrum.
Then we spent the next 2 hours in the Ethiopian Airport waiting in lines. Most of the time was waiting for our Ethiopian visas which every person arriving to Ethiopia must get. It took awhile as our children's request for visas had to be escalated to the Chief Officer of Ethiopian Immigration as they rarely give visas to Rwandans on arrival (they typically have to apply for a visa several weeks ahead of time.) However since they were all children they decided sending them back on a plane to Rwanda wasn't feasable :)
We arrived at the Yebasabi Guest House tonight about 9:00PM. It's a great place to stay, much nicer then where we stayed in Rwanda and even nicer then the Hilton we stayed in last time in Ethiopia. Right no we're extremely tired and have an early start tomorrow. Goodnight!