We are looking into flights and hotels....
Looks like we will have to leave Tues, the 12th in order to get there the evening of the 13th(we have to be there by the 14th a.m.). This is if we go with Lufthansa/United instead of Ethiopia Air(in which case, we have to leave on Monday! Uh-uh) Then I would miss another day with my family, stay the night at Dulles, and still not see Piper until the 14th, so nope! And we don't get back until Saturday, the 23rd. That is a total of 11 days. You lose about 4 in travel....from Texas, anyway. As for hotels, I think that both the Sheraton(darn) and the Hilton are booked. Waiting to see what is after that...our digs may be more Ethiopian style, rather than Western style. We'll see.
If this is the case, then we leave in a week and a half! I can feel my nerves already!
Sweet Mary at Gladney let me email her a picture of us so that they can show it to Piper regularly. That makes me feel better.
I still need to go over all of the forms/paperwork that I need to bring. I guess I will do that Monday.
She's coming soon!