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Chad Dykstra - 2010-10-23
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I apologize in advance for the brevity of this update, but since we didn't bring a computer, I am thumbing it out on my Blackberry. We are sitting in the Frankfurt airport waiting to board our flight to Addis. It's hard to believe but Germany is only halfway to Ethiopia.

We had a good time in Germany, but we already miss English dearly. It was quite adventurous at times with neither of us knowing any German. Food was especially a challenge. At least in Ethiopia we will have a translator with us pretty much all the time and we will be there with other adoptive families.

Our activities over the past few days were pretty low key. We visited 'old town' Frankfurt where we went through a few churches and a museum. We also went to Kronberg where we saw a castle (though it was closed on Fridays) and walked around town, toured another old church, and took a 2km hike down a path to the OpelZoo. About 1km of the hike went alongside the edge of the zoo. We didn't go in, we just saw what we could see by peeping and then hiked back to Kronberg to take the train back to town.

We will probably be more 'off the grid' in Ethiopia - there is no cell phone data service so my Blackberry won't be good for anything but phone calls. Please continue to pray for our health, both of us have been coming down with a cold. Thanks for tuning in. You stay classy, planet Earth.
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