Day 1: Up at 3:30am to leave Detroit; so we nap in Miami! (Cindy Samoray)
Day 1: Up at 3:30am to leave Detroit; so we nap in Miami!
Our 1st morning in Quito, great view from JW Marriott (Cindy Samoray)
Our 1st morning in Quito, great view from JW Marriott
Day one we are leaving Quito...such a massive city. (Cindy Samoray)
Day one we are leaving Quito...such a massive city.
King of the hill! Not surprised Dennis snapped a pic (Cindy Samoray)
King of the hill! Not surprised Dennis snapped a pic
Dennis & local guide on our way up to the base camp. (Cindy Samoray)
Dennis & local guide on our way up to the base camp.
Me...in the lower right corner/Daniel encourages me (Cindy Samoray)
Me...in the lower right corner/Daniel encourages me
Snow/ice capped Cotopaxi, thanks to camera zoom feature! (Cindy Samoray)
Snow/ice capped Cotopaxi, thanks to camera zoom feature!
Den, Andy, Daniel, Cindy & Carmen resting at the base camp. (Cindy Samoray)
Den, Andy, Daniel, Cindy & Carmen resting at the base camp.
Great family picture...what a day! (Cindy Samoray)
Great family picture...what a day!
Hosteria Granja La Estacion / charming and unique (Cindy Samoray)
Hosteria Granja La Estacion / charming and unique
Morning sunrise over the mountains as we begin day 2. (Cindy Samoray)
Morning sunrise over the mountains as we begin day 2.
Scenes from SUV, que lindo! (Cindy Samoray)
Scenes from SUV, que lindo!
Que lindo otra vez (again, how beautiful) (Cindy Samoray)
Que lindo otra vez  (again, how beautiful)
Lunch by the coast, Jama. (Cindy Samoray)
Lunch by the coast, Jama.
Dens lunch. The food was great EVERYWHERE! (Cindy Samoray)
Dens lunch. The food was great EVERYWHERE!
...after lunch. Thanks Daniel for another family photo! (Cindy Samoray)
...after lunch.  Thanks Daniel for another family photo!
Well, if you look at the horizon; one can imagine the sunset (Cindy Samoray)
Well, if you look at the horizon; one can imagine the sunset
One of the views while at Samvara Eco Lodge. (Cindy Samoray)
One of the views while at Samvara Eco Lodge.
A typical \"day at the office\" for local fishermen. (Cindy Samoray)
A typical \"day at the office\" for local fishermen.
Some men head out for the day while... (Cindy Samoray)
Some men head out for the day while...
...others come home from a night at sea. (I love this pic!) (Cindy Samoray)
...others come home from a night at sea.  (I love this pic!)
Every city in Ecuador has a town square. Canoa Ecuador (Cindy Samoray)
Every city in Ecuador has a town square.  Canoa Ecuador
Andy and Daniel were looking for something...? (Cindy Samoray)
Andy and Daniel were looking for something...?
Relaxing after a day on the beach w/our adopted dogs! (Cindy Samoray)
Relaxing after a day on the beach w/our adopted dogs!
Tricycle taxies are everywhere... (Cindy Samoray)
Tricycle taxies are everywhere...
Traffic jam... We must have come across at least 3 or 4. (Cindy Samoray)
Traffic jam...  We must have come across at least 3 or 4.
After zip- lining in Mindo...we had to try this! (Cindy Samoray)
After zip- lining in Mindo...we had to try this!
...Yes I am a little scared. (Cindy Samoray)
...Yes I am a little scared.
Incredible...I might even try bungee jumping now! (Cindy Samoray)
Incredible...I might even try bungee jumping now!
Hiking along the trails of Septimo Paraiso, Mindo (Cindy Samoray)
Hiking along the trails of Septimo Paraiso, Mindo
Sangre de Drago (dragons blood) read about in my journal! (Cindy Samoray)
Sangre de Drago (dragons blood) read about in my journal!
Angel, our guide from Septimo Paraiso uses Dragons blood... (Cindy Samoray)
Angel, our guide from Septimo Paraiso uses Dragons blood...
Taking a break, overlooking the cloud forest... (Cindy Samoray)
Taking a break, overlooking the cloud forest...
The museum in Tulipe. The \"ancient ruins\" part of the tour (Cindy Samoray)
The museum in Tulipe.  The \"ancient ruins\" part of the tour
Not much changes; Yumbo women take care of hearth & home.. (Cindy Samoray)
Not much changes; Yumbo women take care of hearth & home..
Yumbo chief and his advisor... (Cindy Samoray)
Yumbo chief and his advisor...
1 of the 5 varieties of Bird of Paradise. (Cindy Samoray)
1 of the 5 varieties of Bird of Paradise.
Feeling good! Feeling happy! (Cindy Samoray)
Feeling good! Feeling happy!
Ancient tolas & piscinas surround modern day life (Cindy Samoray)
Ancient tolas  & piscinas surround modern day life
The CENTER...believed to hold mystical power & energy! (Cindy Samoray)
The CENTER...believed to hold mystical power & energy!
Imagine, filled w/water & reflecting the moon; how peaceful! (Cindy Samoray)
Imagine, filled w/water & reflecting the moon; how peaceful!
Beautiful waterfall was MY downfall. Still...I love this! (Cindy Samoray)
Beautiful waterfall  was MY downfall.  Still...I love this!
The most sacred piscina...of all! (Cindy Samoray)
The most sacred piscina...of all!
Still feeling happy, but not good...Ouch! (Cindy Samoray)
Still feeling happy, but not good...Ouch!
\"On\" the equator now. I missed the tour but got the pic.. (Cindy Samoray)
\"On\" the equator now.  I missed the tour but got the pic..
...imagine standing on the middle of the world! (Cindy Samoray)
...imagine standing on the middle of the world!
An actual \"shrunken head\" wish I could have heard that one. (Cindy Samoray)
An actual \"shrunken head\"  wish I could have heard that one.
Parque Metropolitano w/Aaron and the boys... (Cindy Samoray)
Parque Metropolitano w/Aaron and the boys...
Elevate, ibuprofen and rest...the best medicine. (Cindy Samoray)
Elevate, ibuprofen and rest...the best medicine.
Virgen de El Pancecillo, Quito. Perhap my silver lining.. (Cindy Samoray)
Virgen de El Pancecillo, Quito. Perhap my silver lining..
Inside El Panecillo, fortunately I\'m an expert w/crutches (Cindy Samoray)
Inside El Panecillo, fortunately I\'m an expert w/crutches
Last day in Quito, Another great pic, con Maria plus 2. (Cindy Samoray)
Last day in Quito, Another great pic, con Maria plus 2.
My \"Silver Lining\" view of Quito...glad I didn\'t miss this! (Cindy Samoray)
My \"Silver Lining\"  view of Quito...glad I didn\'t miss this!
Napping again in Miami. Our adventure has come full circle. (Cindy Samoray)
Napping again in Miami.  Our adventure has come full circle.
Cindy Samoray
Ecuador Aug '12: Road Trip Anyone...?!