|The view from our cabin|
|Glass bottle wall at the lodge - one way to build|
in an eco-friendly and beautiful way
We really had the hard life because after a nap, we all checked out the wood-heated sauna and hot tub until dinner. There were many interesting expats and tourists at the lodge so our dinner discussions were extra fun.
We must have come on the Jewish weekend or something because at least six other Jewish people were there that weekend. After all this time of barely knowing any other Jewish people, it was funny we got to know so many others on this trip.
The next day we went to the big ol' hole, aka the Quilotoa crater, for a day of hiking and picnics. It was basically a volcano that exploded long ago and its top fell in to create a giant lake. We got lucky because it was bright and sunny in the morning when we got there. But it was cold. Hat, gloves, warm layers, and windbreakers were all needed! Later in the day, as we were leaving, a thick fog rolled in and you couldn't see more than 100 yards in front of you.
|Countryside we passed through to get to Quilotoa|
|The lake itself - the dark spots are cloud shadows|
|All ready for the cold and wind!|
|Greg along the ridge|
|Yellow flowers along the ridge|
|Close-up of the flowers|
|We dubbed this pup Poop-Face because he had poop on his snout. |
Poop on the snout or not, he was super cute and got food out of us.
|You can see the fog that's starting to roll in to the left there. It was pretty cool to watch.|