Hi, its John V. reaching out to family and friends to say “hi” from Ecuador. It’s been a good trip so far. We did a city tour, and we were down in Plaza Grande, and we actually saw the Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa.
And then the next day, today, (which was the 18th) we climbed Ruco Pichincha (4,700 meters and 15,400 feet). It was a little bit of a climb, we got hailed on and a little wet, but it was a really good day and now we are enjoying ourselves in some hot springs down at Papallacta.
So just wanted to say “hi” and the rest of the trip is going to be fun.