Looks like Ash was busy last night ^ :) Finally got some images uploaded to imgur. Man the connection speeds here are so slow. Here’s Ash in her morning sick bed ha! She bounced back fast. First challenge of the of the day was finding gas. After visiting 3 stations that were all completely empty of both gas and people, we found one gallon for sale on the street, and then found a station with gas where they invited us to skip the line. All in all it probably took about an hour and a half to get the tanks filled. Our first full day of riding was awesome. We started out on a dirt road leaving Hawassa, then merged onto the main asphalt south toward Arba Minch. Every time we stop, a huge crowd forms immediately. This takes a little getting used to. Doing everything with an audience, I mean. It’s hard not to feel a little self-conscious under all the stares, but we’re starting to adjust to it. The gas lines are absolutely insane. Thankfully we have consistently managed to find gas on the street. Either that, or weve been ushered to the front of the line at the pump. Not because we asked for it, it just happens automatically. I don’t know exactly what accounts for this friendly treatment at the pump, because we’re paying the same price as everyone else, and nobody is asking for a commission. It’s really nice though. We ended the day in a lodge at this cool Dorze tribe village, where they live in these interesting little huts that look kinda like hats. Ash had a close call with a big truck on a steep, blind, uphill switchback. I turned around just in time to see the most graceful tuck and roll summersault dismount I’ve ever witnessed. We ended the day several thousand feet over the valley, with cool temps and a hell of a view. This room at the Dorze lodge was only $34, including two breakfasts. The manager of the lodge has family in the Hamer tribe in the Southern Omo valley. He suggested we visit with them and camp there for a night.