Quito – Changing of the guard and other thoughts

(May 22 – written by Dave) (Happy one year on the road!  One year ago today, we rolled out of Fairbanks, Alaska, starting this trip) In spite of staying in the same apartment as three Peterson sisters, with their countless degrees, advanced degrees, higher education certificates and frankly, much better writing skills, you are stuck … Continue reading Quito – Changing of the guard and other thoughts

Into the big smoke – Hotel Las Abejas (Hwy 283) to Quito (43k/15,461k, 3500ft)

(May 18 – written by Nancy) For a short mileage day today it seemed like a hard one.  But we made it into the very large city of Quito without any mishaps and are now relaxing in our very luxurious apartment, awaiting the arrival of my sisters very late this evening.  We did have few … Continue reading Into the big smoke – Hotel Las Abejas (Hwy 283) to Quito (43k/15,461k, 3500ft)

Riddle me this – Otavalo to Hotel Las Abejas, Highway 283 (63k/15,417k, 3,500ft)

(May 17 – written by Dave) (posted on the 18th as the no-tell motel had no internet, not the sort of place people worry about email I guess) Riddle me this:  How is it possible to be spring one minute and autumn the next, without having any summer whatsoever. Answer:  Cross the equator north to … Continue reading Riddle me this – Otavalo to Hotel Las Abejas, Highway 283 (63k/15,417k, 3,500ft)

Impressions of Ecuador –Ambugui to Otavalo (64k/15,355k, 4200ft)

(May 15 – written by Dave) Yesterday we spent most of the day in Ecuador but being so close to the border, it still felt like Colombia.  Today we got our first real taste of Ecuador, and so far we like it.  We’ve noticed a few things that are different - here’s some quick observations: … Continue reading Impressions of Ecuador –Ambugui to Otavalo (64k/15,355k, 4200ft)