For our trip home, we left the hotel in Macas around 9:30 Sunday morning. We were all more tired for the 8 hour bus ride back to Quito than we had been for the bus ride from Quito! This time we didn't have to learn any Spanish songs, but it also seemed longer because we had nothing to do!
A view of a volcano! Really neat!
Our stop today was in Banos, which is the Spanish word for bathroom, which we did use, but it was nicer than just a bathroom! We stopped at a resort for lunch.
It was a nicely landscaped resort with cabins set around the grounds. Lunch was a 3 course fixed menu...soup, entree, and dessert. It was a very good last lunch in Ecuador!
My lunch companions
I spent the time before we were called to lunch taking pictures around the grounds.
Natalie and Harrison
More sites of our bus trip to Quito after we left Banos.
We arrived in Quito with time enough to eat dinner and get our bags checked in and not miss our flight! Our flight left after 11, so we were all starting to get tired. But as tired as I was, I did not sleep on the flight to Atlanta. I did watch three movies!
Upon arrival in Atlanta, we had to go through customs. Most of us had never gone through customs before, and we were nervous about having to have our bags searched and getting delayed and missing our flight! We did have to wait a long time to get out luggage from the Ecuador flight; only to turn around and give it quickly to the people at customs for them to put it on our next plane. It was no trouble at all. They actually were very quick about getting the luggage from us.
After our luggage was back in the hands of the airlines, we had a short layover before getting on the plane to Charleston.
We were all a little tired!
I was so tired at this point that I fell asleep almost immediately once on the plane. It was a short nap, and then we arrived in Charleston at 9:30 in the morning. It was essentially a 24 hour travel day! And now our adventure was over!
My welcome home from Dave!