First, let me say I`m having a heck of a time getting pictures on the tablet. I`ll keep trying. Meantime, I got paired with a roommate I did not know, so as we are talking I learned that her mother lives in Cuyahoga Falls and that the roommate works for the Episcopalian Diocese of Cleveland. I tell her my cousin is an arch deacon of the Episcopalian church in Nebraska. She tells me her mom is a Deacon at St Paul`s in Akron. Of course that`s where my aunt, uncle and cousins have gone to church for years. She knows my family well and her mom had just visited my aunt the week before because she had been in a rehab facility. Does this type of stuff happen to other people? or just me? When I was in Guatemala City with Joe and Laura around 2006, I ran into John Szabo who I had worked with for a number of years when I worked for the state.
Back to Ecuador. Our plane rides went well, we arrived late and by the time we got to our hotel it was 2AM. We are staying in the Suisse hotel which is very nice. Got up early and had a tour of different places around the city, then a visit to the equator. Our tour director is quite nice and has shared lots of info with us. Quitos population is 2.5 million, we are high up in the Andes and the views are fabulous. I can feel the effects of the altitude but nothing too bad and seem to be adjusting. We have an early start tomorrow to go to the indigenous peoples market at Otovalo. I am hoping to be able to add pictures soon and flesh out the details but for now need to sleep..