Ethiopia is a very different and special place. I enjoyed traveling around the country, seeing cultural sites such as the stone churches of Lalibela, the supposed resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, and a monastery on an island in Lake Tana. The landscape was particularly inspiring. I am proud of the mural we left on a school in a poor area of Addis Ababa. We certainly left our mark in that little community. Our trip was very challenging but also very gratifying, and I feel lucky to have gone.