(Ecuador) The past two weeks have caught me hopscotching back and forth across the line of the equator! From tour groups to post-painting competitions to restaurant makeovers in the Jama (sea level) area, I traveled last week to Quito’s high altitude of 9,350 feet (2,800 meters) before retreating to Mindo’s cloud forest at 5,006 feet (1525 meters).
Rather than confuse you with who, what, when, where and why, I present this eclectic assortment of images from the past week.
Quito often slows my pace as my body reminds me that I’m no longer at sea level! My friend Marta helped me acclimate to the high altitude by taking a leisurely afternoon stroll through the neighborhood!
Futbol fans crowded around television screens to watch the Ecuador-Argentina World Cup qualifying game. They tied 1-1.
We toured some lovely museums, though the loveliest painting hung in Marta’s home…
…Another day, a trip to the cloud forest!
Mindo patiently awaited, and I traveled there with friends who are considering purchasing a lovely tract of land in the area. What a delightful few days we spent exploring the wilderness!
Noting the sun’s journey toward the western horizon, we began our retreat to home base.
Lovely Moana the Cat welcomed us back to civilization!
As did the hummingbirds!
…And the hummingbirds led me back to Quito, where a new project began late Sunday afternoon!