After an early morning wakeup, we ate breakfast and departed for Coca. I could tell that many of the guides were anxious to contact their families as we neared Coca and cell phones began to work.
At the airport, we said goodbye to David and boarded our plane for Quito. David lives in Quito and he and his wife are expecting their first child in January.
Since we arrived two hours early, we called our contact in Quito and decided to take a taxi back to the Hotel Eugenia. The hotel was now beginning to feel like our home away from home. I almost forgot about the Burger King drive-thru!