This week, eight Kentucky Wildcats, including Jarrod Polson, are taking part in a service trip in Ethiopia. The student-athletes will take turns blogging about their experience, which you can find at UKathletics.com/blog, but check out Polson’s post on the trip to Africa and the first day in Ethiopia below.
We started our journey to Ethiopia around 10 a.m. ET on Monday morning. We drove to the Cincinnati airport where we took off for Washington, D.C., arriving around 430 p.m. After checking into the hotel near the airport, we had the wonderful privilege of taking a three-hour tour around D.C in the “fun van,” as our driver called it. We were able to see most of the famous attractions including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and even got a glimpse of the White House. During the tour, we were fed both a countless amount of information and some cheese puffs that were out of this world. Once done with that escapade, we proceeded to partake in the “last supper,” as we liked to call it.