|Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies, Quito, Ecuador 2006|
|Lunch at The Coffee Tree in Quito.|
|The main building (not shown here) of Hotel La Cartuja used to be the British Embassy in Quito.|
We stayed there before and after our cruise in the Galapagos.
|I discovered I really did need my scruffy old shoes shined,|
and these two young men did a great job, directed by our guide (in yellow).
I started writing An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel in 2009, as you can see by clicking HERE and scrolling down to read my earliest chapters.
Our trip via Quito, Ecuador, to the Galapagos Islands, was the first big adventure on which Dick and I embarked, except for 1-week trips he was awarded by the company for which he works. He was quite content to wait and see if he'd win another company trip each year, whereas I was convinced every 60ish person in the country had a secret desire to visit a place in a far-distant part of the planet. I was right, but I didn't ask my husband the right question until 2006. Then we were off!
I learned a lot from the trip to Quito and the Galapagos. I believe Dick did, too. We have, as I said in the early chapters, been traveling ever since and, while it is never exactly easy for this unfittie, we're still learning.
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