Quito-ohhh, My Goodness, I’m Exhausted


I know I owe you, my beloved readers – all twelve of you – an update, but I climbed a volcano today -- okay, okay, I slowly trod upon a couple thousand feet of one, but I’m telling every person who asks, and those who don’t, for the rest of my life, that I climbed a volcano, so there! 

The point being: due to the fact that I’m delirious from lack of oxygen and pure exhaustion, here are the Ginger’s Notes version of today's events (and I promise to give you a tl;dr version tomorrow for those of you who are gluttons for punishment):

·      rode in lots of buses - traffic laws: still optional;

·      gasped up the side of Volcán Cotopaxi, through wind, sun, rain, sleet, snow, and hail (I’m not exaggerating in any way, shape, or form, y’all – seriouly);

·      ate at a pizzeria in an Ecuadorian village – am definitely the only gringo within miles;

·      just filled up the bladder on my Sawyer Mini Water Hydration System as a substitute for my absolutely-must-have-bedside-nighttime-glass-of-water (just say no to giardiasis, y’all).

From Guaytacama, with Love,