Monday, April 6, 2009

Field trip

Semana Santa is a big deal here, so we´re off from school until after Easter. Today the whole school went in 3 busses to a nearby river valley at much lower elevation and swam in the pools of a hotel. Rosie declared "This is the best school field trip I´ve ever been on! We´ve never gotten to go swimming with school before" I must agree it was very neato, just an hour away and we were in legitimately hot, dry country - it looked like the Rockies, but with bananas growing. The Chota river valley, a bit north of us (our closest approach yet to Colombia. We just brushed the edge of Carchi province, which borders Colombia).

Cheers all. P


GSadult said...

Sounds like fun! It is funny how certain things like swimming are cool and special no matter where in the world you are. How is school for the girls? I keep wondering . . .

Zuri said...

Seems you are enjoying your trip in Ecuador. This is a very diverse country. The weather, the colonial cities and the people are just fantastic. Nothing compares to the landscapes of the Highlands, the lush of the Amazon Jungle Forest, the exotic Beaches of the Coast and the mystery of the Galapagos Islands.

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