Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Trippy Thoughts Day 4 continued

So, that was obviously the BIG part of day 4. Meeting Teg was better than anything we could have imagined! Driving away from the home without him was very difficult, but we felt good knowing that he was healthy and loved. Duni told us that we were in for a treat that afternoon, all the ladies were going to have a spa day! We headed directly over to the Boston Spa and signed up for massages and manicures and pedicures. This was going to be MUCH needed after the emotion and tension earlier in the day. Sabrina and I had massages first. They took us downstairs into a really cool room, it felt kind of like a cave with rocks and a water. We put our robes on and two ladies came in and washed our hands and feet in perfumed water. That was sooooo nice. Then we laid down on tables and got the absolute, most perfect, wonderful massage ever! I mean, it was heavenly! Those Ethiopian ladies know how to give a massage! Sabrina and I both just laid there and enjoyed every single minute. This was Sabrina's first massage and she was loving life! Uh-oh, I think I may have made a big mistake in introducing her to this!!! :)))) After those awesome massages we went back upstairs and waited for our manicures. Sabrina and I both got a parrafin wax treatment and a really nice manicure. We felt like new creatures after all the pampering! It was so wonderful and such a fun thing to do with Sabrina! And when it came time to pay the bill, I had total reverse sticker shock. The total bill, including tip for all the treatments for both of us was $45!!!! Are you kidding me?!?!?! I think I will move to Ethiopia! :)))

After the spa time, we met back up wtih the guys, drove back to the guest house and got ready for dinner. The whole group was going to a traditional Ethiopian dinner. We loaded on the bus and headed over. It was a small restaraunt and we were a large group, but they sorta crammed us all in and started the show. There was a live band and 4 dancers. They were amazing! It was so cool to watch. They brought us our food, but it was mostly lamb with strange globs of stuff on a huge piece of injera. Once again, Sabrina and I really didn't eat, but Bruce had at it! We laughed and had a great time with our "travel buddies. At one point Greg, a dad from our group, got up with the Ethiopian band and started rapping about our trip. It was great! Toward the end of the dinner, Sabrina and I had to go to the bathroom, which was out of the building and around a corner. Well, next thing I know, Bruce is yelling for us outside. I come out of the bathroom to find that they had almost left without us!!! Bruce included! They had all gotten on the bus and where headed down the alley when Bruce says, "It seems like someone is missing." Hmmm, could it be YOUR WIFE AND DAUGHTER?!?!?!?! They slammed on the brakes and Bruce came searching for us. He got a lot of flack for that for the rest of the trip!
We got back to our room and just collapsed. It had been such a long, eventful day and we were pooped! Tonight would be our last night without Teg. What a good feeling that was.