Interludes

Aug

23

2012

Interludes

angela

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Hello, all!  I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of my own experiences during our first couple weeks in Ecuador.  Doug has done such a great job of sharing about things here that I haven’t taken the time like I’ve meant to to put down some of my own musings.  So here is an extended...

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Hospital Visit

Aug

20

2012

Hospital Visit

doug

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Things in Ecuador just work differently. Today, we saw more evidence of that fact as we headed to the local hospital for the first time (no, I didn’t have to ride in an ambulance). About three weeks ago, I took a spill off my bike while trying to jump onto a cement parking curb…not wise....

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Our First Week – Settling In

Aug

17

2012

We’ve been in Quito for a little over a week now and, in some ways, we’re already beginning to feel at home. But in many other ways, it’s still a huge adjustment. Language has been one of the biggest adjustments for me, but I did manage to place my first unassisted meal order at KFC...

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Arrival

Aug

9

2012

Arrival

doug

Ecuador

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After a full day of travel and a lot of waiting in lines, Angela and I finally made it safely to Ecuador with all of our bags!! Six members of the Alliance staff (including the director and his wife) were there to greet us even though we didn’t get through customs until about 1am! It was so nice...

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Ready To Go

Aug

7

2012

Ready To Go

doug

United States

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I’m writing this from a hotel room only minutes from LAX where, tomorrow morning, we’ll finally take off on a journey 6 months in the making. It’s hard to believe that everything we need for the next year is now sitting in 4 carry-on bags and 4 suitcases (granted, each suitcase weighs...

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