Sunday, October 7, 2012

Quito-Day 3/Home

Andrew, our guide who picked us up from the Quito airport yesterday and coincidentally, our previous arrival and departure from here. Our pick up time would be 540 am-not bright but very early.

The first call came at 330 am with no words besides a "yep." Naturally I started worrying that he said 540 meaning 450, but distinctly remembered the concierge setting up a coffee service to our room for 530 AND Andrew reminding us we'd need to be at the airport 3 hours before our international flight, so we dozed as best you can following a 330 phone call.

430-a knock at the door-room service. I answer, and then reconfirm our clocks are correct, they are, and by now, resign to getting up and dressed. We've got about 15 hours of travel ahead of us and I'm glad I also took Monday off.

Our flights home were not noteworthy besides both being about an hour late, but with as many as we took, I suppose that's not too bad. We had dinner in Miami at The Counter-a celebratory dinner of burgers to be back in the USA.

It was an amazing trip, and the right length for us to do exactly what we wanted. I'm ridiculously proud at the physical achievement and to see a piece of the world that is so remote that the journey really was a major part of reaching the destination.

In the end, there is no place like home, your own bed, and Target for all of my pharmacy needs.


Deb M said...

Enjoyed your posts. The iguanas reminded me of "Master & Commander", one of my favorites. Welcome home and glad you were safe. Have you ever read Erma Bombeck's "When you start to look like your passport picture, it's time to go home"? Yep that's the name of the book.

J. said...

Oh my goodness, I just read all of your vacation recaps - loved your pictures! My husband and I are planning on going to Peru next June to climb the Inca Trail, so I'm finding your recaps very interesting.

I could relate on so many levels - we climbed Kilimanjaro a couple of years ago, and I still remember how sore my feet got, and oh how deceiving going downhill can be! I also feel your pain with the sea sickness.. terrible, terrible feeling.

Would you be willing to share more details with me about the places you stayed and tour groups you used? Perhaps so we can stay clear of a few?!

Twinkle Toes said...

Just a little reading before bed! So fun!!! what an amazing time, such a gift. great pics, great recap. thanks for sharing it with us!