November 20, 2011
Team and all their luggage arrived on schedule Thursday evening, the 17th. They were met at the airport by IMG Senior Guide, Greg Vernovage and our Ecuadorian partner and guide, Romulo Cardenas. First order of business was a few introductions. Second order of business was several hours of sleep.
Romulo met Greg and team again Friday morning and took everyone on an escorted tour through old town Quito. Afterwards, the crew jumped into the bus and headed north, past the equator and to the town of Otavalo. An afternoon visit with our friend and weaver, Jose Cotacachi, before a fun ‘pizza’ evening in Otavalo. Otavalo is famous for the folk art market held each Saturday.
Back to Quito that afternoon to pack and prep, getting ready to head out towards Cotopaxi.
All’s good, everyone’s psyched and anxious to get to the mountain. BTW, so far, weather has been excellent!