|With our host family from training in Tumbaco|
During their visit we began to realize how integrated we were into Ecuadorian culture and lifestyle. There were things that we don't even think about any more that were really different for his family. For example, you can't throw toilet paper in the toilet here (you throw it in the trash), which is something that was difficult for them to grasp, but we don't think twice about it now.
|In the Basilica church in Quito|
|A little rain on the double-decker bus. Good thing they brought their rain jackets.|
|A little fun on the bus tour of Quito|
All in all, we had a good time with family. They were able to buy some souvenirs, visit some tourist sites, and see our beautiful Ecuador.
Happy Birthday to Me!
|A beach in Bahia and Eva's first time at the beach. She was afraid of the water :( |
but she loved running around on the beach.
|The walk to Los Frailes in Puerto Lopez|
|Some friends playing frisbee at Los Frailes beach|
|Emily and Pamela on the boat to Isla de la Plata|
Travel, Travel, Travel, and Travel Some More
A challenge we are facing right now is how much we are out of site. Those two trips that you just read about were each a week long and with only a week of work in between. Peace Corps also has us traveling to do trainings and English Camps with the Embassy. Then we have more trainings and workshops to give teachers in Quito and Cuenca. This makes it difficult to have consistency in our site work with our teachers which we have found is CRUCIAL in making any progress. In these next months it will continue to be a challenge we will need to overcome.
|Luckily Eric didn't get sick and was able to take pictures...|
Thank you for all of your prayers, love and support.
"Live the life you love, love the life you live."
|You can see how close the whales get to some boats|
in this picture. We weren't as lucky, but still pretty close!