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Heading Down to Ecuador! - The Trip Begins

Quito City
Quito City
Today we start the long journey from Montana to Quito, Ecuador for our Galapagos Adventure. Our flight didn’t depart too early, 7:00 am, and we made it through airport security without issue. Our first layover in Denver flew by, and when we arrived in Houston we spent most of our time trying to exchange the $100 bills my husband, Ryan, brought, for smaller denominations that we would be able to easily use in Ecuador. (They really don’t like to take anything larger than a $20 bill!)
We arrived to Quito around midnight, collected out luggage, and Betty and her husband, Marcello, from the Adventure Life office, met us just outside customs. It was hugs all around before heading off to the parking lot. It is always so nice to be picked up when you are in a foreign city! As we were walking through the parking lot Ryan spotted a black Land Rover Defender and started walking over to check it out. He kept saying how cool it was when Betty told us that was our ride. I thought she was just humoring him, but sure enough, that was their truck and we loaded in for the hour drive into Quito. We arrived to the Casa Aliso, our hotel for the next few nights, checked in and called it a day.
 

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