Thursday, February 26, 2009

otavalo and peguche

Otavalo is not that far north from Quito. We took a taxi for $7.50 per person. The driver was like speed racer, at least that's what we talked about on the drive, to keep us from being sick. Marshall has always has car sickness feelings, made worse by our driver today. He moved up from the back of the taxi to get some air. I was worried that he would puke. He didn't, thankfully, due to the clean mountain air, smell of eucalyptus trees and tons of mental redirecting (towards speedracer).
After checking out the grounds of Ali Shungu hotel, where we are staying in Otavalo, we went to Peguche waterfalls. It was beautiful, especially the sounds and smells.
The kids got really wet while wading through a part of the river. Marshall was saying that he was like Survivor Man and that Stewart was like Man vs. Wild. guy. Nigel just liked throwing rocks in.
Picture one: Nigel taking charge of our room key and grounds tour.
The whole day goes to show that a good story goes a long way.

9 comments:

tina said...

I want to go! Beautious.

Jen said...

Oh wow! So beautiful...wish we were there too!

Carrie Sinsabaugh said...

is this a place you remember from when you were there? it's very beautiful.

pagary said...

I miss you. Can't wait for you to return for stories and fun together. Love to all of my boys and my wonderful daughter.

s a r a h said...

amazing. love it.

a boring sparrow said...

No, I don't remember it. Don't think I had ever been here. Getting to know Ecuador in a different way now, I guess.

woodward said...

Wow. Otavalo -- what an amazing place. How do you go to Otavalo without bringing back a suitcase full of gifts, hats, shirts, and souvenirs? I hope you are going to the Saturday market -- complete with a camera (and a pocket full of cash -- and kids who don't wander away!)

What a great adventure.

Jan Sparrow (aka "Mom," or "Nana" said...

WOW! You are making Ecuador even more enduring to us...something I didn't think was possible. What gorgeous scenery. You 4 look like little asians in those hats...so cute. We wait with anticipation to hear about the famous Otavalo market. With our love and prayers, Love, MOM

amy said...

The pics are amazing! So beautiful.