Since the kids were out of school and on their fall break, we decided to take a little trip outside of Addis with some new friends who recently arrived from the states. Awash Falls is about a 3 1/2 hour drive, south-east of Addis Ababa. The Debra Zeit road to get to Awash Falls is full of traffic, cars, semi-trucks, people, donkeys, horses, sheep, goats, etc....., but it was a fun get away out of the big city. We stayed in two tukuls (huts) joined together with a tiny bathroom. We were expecting to basically camp, but were surprised to have some ammenities. We saw some wildlife as in baboons, a crocodile, an oryx and various birds. The falls were refreshing to sit next to and the kids played in the sand. Don't worry, the crocodiles did not come to visit.