We managed to visit the Ethnology Museum on the Addis University campus and order a delicious and thrifty meal while not knowing a word of Amharic. We arrived safely back at our hotel with only one encounter with an unscrupulous taxi driver (to be fair--we took an unmetered cab so we handed him the opportunity). Oh, and lane markings appear to be only suggestions!
The hotel is fabulous and the rooms massive. They obviously have a preference for hard mattresses. Thaddeus referred to the beds as simply being elevated boards. Ray has already been offered chat (not the conversation, but the mild narcotic chew). Given our jet lag I don't think we will need any help sleeping tonight, even with the 'firm' mattresses.
You are Always in my Prayers. Love Mom.