The Cloud Forest

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Okay, we're back in Quito for the night, let's try this blog post again.

On Thursday morning we met up with Guillermo Valencia a local driver/guide recommended by our hotel.  He did a great job of narrating the landscape of Quito - physical, political and otherwise - as he took us out toward Mindo.  We stopped along the way to stand on the equator (Chris tried to balance an egg on a nail and failed, Kelly successfully verified that water swirls in different directions on different sides of the line, etc.), and to take in some stunning views of craters and volcanoes amid the lush jungles.

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Arrived in Quito

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

After a very long day of travel, we're in our cute little hotel in Quito. Flights all went fine, despite being an hour late arriving in Atlanta.  Giving every passenger their own personal entertainment center on the seat back in front of you certainly calms the masses and makes long hours in a seat more bearable - hey, I finally got to see Avatar.  The most harrowing part of the day was the 10 minute cab ride from the airport here - yikes.

We're thankful for safe travel, a nice bed, and the adventures ahead!  Thanks for reading.