On the Road in Ethiopia

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Durame! Home sweet second home (our compound begins just beyond the line of trees). The pic at right is on our compound looking up at the same mountains.

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Kids spotted at the local Durame hotel

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The Durame cooking crew

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Working on a felled tree in the road

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The barley and wheat are both up and strong right now, though the land did not get nearly the normal amount of rainfall this summer. The farmers are worried as last year was so dry the corn never got in the ground in our area.

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Vivian coloring and painting with the girls at our school. A local boy prepares local bananas for us to transport home.

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What?! Combines?! Two were running and three were in the shop when we passed by. I missed a picture later of some newer New Holland brand harvesters.

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On the Lake Langano road

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Muslim women walking. A water well.

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Little girl saying hi. Behind the woman is the river where many water flocks and wash garments.IMG_0637

What’s a ride cost?

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Came herds coming!

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It’s hard to see here, but these guys were tall! Some can be 2m at the shoulder.

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Harvested field. A toll road! It is smooth. It is fast. It is empty. Glorious!

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These condos are going up all over the outskirts of Addis. Very Russian-inspired. Is “despired” a word? Lower classes are being moved out of the city as they clean up slums, but there is nowhere to go. This is part of a solution– acres of cement, boxy condos.

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