I slept really well during the night. In the morning, we showered, repacked our luggage for Mekelle, ate one of Alem's yummy breakfasts, played with the kids and passed out suckers, exchanged dollars into birr, and had devotions led by Uncle Lester.
As soon as we entered the lobby of the hotel, we were able to get an internet connection for the first time on our trip! It was nice to be able to send messages home that we had arrived safely, and immediately, dozens of messages started coming through on Viber from Shana. :-)
We checked in, met Kiersten (our AGCI friend and leader for the week. She was also our case worker through our adoption process), introduced her to the team, and figured out our room assignments. Each room had two twin beds, so Larisa and I shared a room while Chris, Richard, and Ashton took another. Our rooms were on the 4th floor, and we were quite winded after climbing so many flights of stairs at such a high altitude. We took a walk on the roof to get some photos of the town, and then headed back to the lobby so we could take advantage of the wi-fi.