Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Miles Family - October 2011 - Northern Ethiopian Trip in the Tigray Region

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Girl Power in Abuna Yemata (Tigray Region of Northern Ethiopia)

In October, our family with some friends took a trip to Northern Ethiopia. Fantastic trip! The girls did some great hiking and free climbing to a church built into a cave. It is said that the church started being built in 800AD. There are also 14th century Frescoes inside.

However, in order to get to this church (which served as a refuge for many years) you have to climb 45 meters from the base to the final ledge mingling through these footholds and shear drop offs.

This was a true highlight for me and my friends. It was incredible. I did it and Mitch is still very proud since he knows I am a scaredy cat of heights. Yikes!!!!

Enjoy the pics!

Poinsettas Growing Wild!

In October we took a trip to the Northern Ethiopian Region known as the Tigray Region. It was a fabulous trip.......one of our "highlights" of being here for 3 1/2 years. More pics to follow from this trip. However, I took these pictures when we deplained in Axum, Ethiopia.

I thought it was fitting to post a couple of pictures of the Poinsettas that grow in different parts of Ethiopia on the first day of December. We are getting ready for the holidays.........Happy decorating!