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(Near Volcano Chimborazo and Guaranda Ecuador)

P1580255 guaranda bound burro  fogMy friends Hank and Marie trusted my recommendations and veered off the beaten path to view the lovely snow-capped Volcano Chimborazo.  Beyond “Chimbo” was the quiet Andean city of Guaranda, our destination for the next few days.

Time slows while white-knuckle driving through dangerous cloud-shrouded mountain switchbacks.  I had traveled that road ten years earlier, and at times I wondered if I had pointed us in the wrong direction!  

Chimborazo Ecuador - Surely it's out there.. Somewhere...

Chimborazo Ecuador – Surely it’s out there.. Somewhere…

“I’m sure Chimborazo is out there.. somewhere.. It will be on the left..”  A bit of self doubt washed through my psyche as we peered around each curve.

Marie followed my lead as we directed the clouds to lift.. “Come on – please?  Lift, lift, LIFT!”    Like a director at a play, with chins lifted in positive trust, we silently communicated via a flipping motion with our hands…

Perhaps?

Perhaps? (Photo by Marie Groff)

We rounded a curve, and…

Ah!  Words failed us!

Ah! Words failed us! (Photo by Marie Groff)

Yes! Yes!  We squealed like children, and we almost cried!

CHIMBORAZO!

CHIMBORAZO!

 

Sigh..

 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Visit Ailsa’s site for more great samples of Misty!

Z

 

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