Ecuador travel

Ecuador Bound!!

We left our home this morning a 4:15 in heavy fog and 2 degrees for our first adventure to Ecuador. This is our first trip abroad where we only have carry on luggage. In the past we have always found at the end of the trip we would have several items we had carried everywhere and never used. So on this trip we committed to starting out at least with only carry on luggage. We figure if we need more later we can always buy it.

Had no problems at the airport, moving through getting boarding passes, clearing US Immigration, and the security check point in less then an hour. In Houston we had a 4 hour layover so we enjoyed a relaxed lunch at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Terminal E, excellent food but a bit pricey.

The only negative comment I have for the trip down is the in flight entertainment on Continental (United). I appreciate that it costs money to put a screen in the back of ever seat and have the infrastructure to play live TV on the plane. However after paying several hundred dollars for a cramped seat it feels like you’re being nickel and dimed to death when you have to cough up another $7.95 to watch a movie. I know, don’t be so cheap, but it bugs me none the less. Other then that, great flights all the way down with efficient and friendly flight attendants on both flights.

The landing in Quito was a bit rough, but he we are! Flew through Immigration and Customs, this carry on luggage only rocks. Our ride, Marco was waiting for us once we cleared everything and drove us to our accommodation. Karen found it through VRBO.

More tomorrow on the accommodation and our first impressions of Quito. Because quite frankly it is very dark out right now and we can’t see much.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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