Finalmente! After nearly six months of travel, we are planting our feet in Baños. Out of several cities we visited, we chose this one to live in for the remainder of our time in Ecuador. We hoped and prayed that all the pieces would come together for us to settle here. And they have. Adam and Benjamin will attend a public high school that has a specialty in art. Adam will have the opportunity to study under the famous Ecuadorian artist, Edwin Barrerra. http://www.galeriayarte.com. At this same school, Carrie will teach photography. Bob is pursuing other volunteer work opportunities.
Both boys start in a soccer league next week and will begin taking charango lessons again very soon. Currently, we are house/dog sitting for folks who have gone to Switzerland for vacation and we will rent a house from October through December. It’s all just perfect.
Stories from our travels will follow, but in the meantime, here are photo galleries of a few things we have seen over the past month in Ecuador. Certainly two highlights have been the whales off the coast of Puerto Lopez and the active volcano here in Baños.
Ayampe / Puerto Lopez:
Baños photos to come!