After leaving home at 4:30 AM, I finally made it to Quito just before 11 PM tonight. What a long trip! Note to self: bring socks and long sleeves for plane trips, even if it's 100 degrees in the place you are leaving. Being cold all day on an airplane can be annoying.
Betty and Marcelo were there to get me when I arrived, and it only took a few minutes to get my luggage and be on the road to my hotel and much anticipated night of sleep.