I took the kids to Mom M's late in the morning, and then Malia, Quintin, and I headed to Fort Wayne to pick up Chris. We ate at Cracker Barrel, where Malia picked out some candy for the trip, and then we headed to our hotel by the Indy airport. We had Jimmy John's for dinner and went to bed early.
We got up at 2:00 in the morning and headed to the airport. I realized during the taxi ride that we had left Quintin's pacifier and clip at the hotel, so we turned around when we got to the airport and went back to the hotel. The extra taxi fees made for an expensive pacifier clip, but I knew I needed it for the trip. The taxi driver was from Kenya, and told us his grandfather had been attacked and eaten by a lion.
At the airport, we met Alyssa and Rachael and checked in. We flew to Washington Dulles, where we met up with Larisa, Yikealo, Phil, Richard, Jill, and Carson. We weren't able to get a bassinet seat for Quintin on the flight to Addis, but the gate agent blocked an empty seat between Chris and me so we could lay Quintin down. I was so thankful...tired baby boy slept most of the time. There was a couple hour time period when he fought sleep and fussed, but he really did great. I didn't sleep at all.
We arrived in Addis, went through customs, collected our bags, and met Danny, who drove us to the Ordinary Hero guest house. We checked in and got situated.
A little while later, we drove to meet Tom and Seble for jebena buna. It was so good to see them again. We got a medical report for Tom, and gave him the natural supplements we had brought for him. We also found out he needed more testing done.