The bummer was that she arrived late Friday night, we traveled back to Shell on Saturday (we picked her up in Quito, which is 4-5 hours away), and then on Sunday I proceeded to sprain my ankle while playing ultimate Frisbee. This is after talking about a friend's son who had sprained his the week before and I mentioned that I had never sprained an ankle! The great thing about the ordeal was that we play ultimate with mostly doctors. I even had a surgeon make a house-call to make sure I was ok. I'm not sure if he was being kind or if he felt bad that he was involved in my accident! Ok, maybe both! I can now attest to the fact that a sprained ankle is SUPER painful. All of this to say, I wasn't the best hostess for my mother-in-law. Thankfully Chad had already planned to take some vacation days - otherwise Annie wouldn't have had much fun with this couch potatoe!
|This is the presidential "vacation" house on the military base. It might be a bit below US presidential standards!|
|Inside the presidential house.|
|I'm not sure what they were talking about....but it looks like the pig is MAD!|
|This is the volcano Cotopaxi. Believe it or not I took this as we were speeding by.|
|This is the beginnings of an Ecuadorian version of Mt. Rushmore...ok, just kidding. It's really a "controlled" landslide. There are track-hoes at the top making it slide. That's not a job I would want!|