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.