Today is our last day in Ethiopia! I miss the kids and am ready to be home again. Our original plan was to head to an orphanage this morning, but the orphanage staff wouldn't allow us in. I was bummed, because there were some girls here who I had gotten close to last year, and I really wanted to see them again. So after breakfast, we went to Tomoca for macchiatos and then visited the palace of Menelik II and the Empress Taytu up on Entoto Mountain instead.
The rest of us waited in the long customs and security lines, and then Chris got picked for a random extra security screening. It took forever, and I was nervous that we were going to miss our flight. Finally, he made it through and we were some of the last people on board. We finally left, and I had a very upset stomach. :( About an hour and a half into the flight, we looked at the flight map and realized that we were headed back to Addis. We had no idea what was going on. Finally, the pilot announced that some equipment was malfunctioning and we had to land.