Mary is here and we are having a great time around Quito.
Yesterday we started out with a giant fruit bowl at our hotel. We then climbed up lots of stairs to a park overlooking the city, and had banana pancakes at a cafe there. Then we went to El Centro (the old town), where we walked around, saw old buildings, and churches. Had a plaintain and cheese empanada for a snack. After some resting, we went to dinner in the New Town at a Mediterranean place.
Today we took a trip to the monument where the measurements were made to show where the Equator is. Took lots of pictures on the "Equator Line". Then we walked down the block a few hundred meters, to the site where current techonolical measurements put the REAL equator. Took a nice tour of that site and took more pictures on the "actual" equator.
Headed back into town for lunch at a place where they sell indigenous chocolate. And yes, we bought some. Now gotta get ready for dinner at Plaza Grande.
Hasta Luego. Me Tired.