Greetings from Quito

So far I have had a crazy time in Quito to say the least. When we got to the airport we discovered that my backpack did not make it. Then we were so exhausted from the flight that when we got to our apartment we immediately passed out. The water here isn’t safe to drink, and we didn’t have any bottled water so we had to suck it up until this morning when we got to the volunteer school where they have a water cooler. Then we took a big tour of our neighborhood and we bought some water from the supermarket. Finally we had to pay for our program, and that was scary because we each had $1800 in travellers checks that we had to cash at the bank then carry to the school. It was not fun to walk through Quito with $3600 on me. After we paid they explained some of the finer points of the program to us, and we’re both very excited! I just hope my stuff gets here before we leave on monday! I should be able to write at least once a week from Puyo!


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by greg maehren on September 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    well again glad to hear things are going well….stay in touch and let me know when we can talk again….hearing your voice made me soooooo happy!! you 2 stay safe and have as much fun as possible….love dad


  2. Posted by Kelly Rowland on September 4, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Hi hun, so glad you made it safely. Your backpack will find you soon. Have a great time! I am SO proud of you and Liza, enjoy every moment of this awesome adventure. I love you and miss you already. Can’t wait to see some pictures 🙂 Love, Mom


  3. Posted by marge shaddrick on September 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    thomas–after reading your posts on your blog,—i,ve come to realize what a special and unique grandson i have—it kinda BROUGHT a tear to my eyes,reading your words. you are the best—-when i think of what others your age are not doing with their lives i see just how together you are. i am very excited to follow your adventure!—sayhi to your girl–be safe—smiles–much love—tay-granny=marvette–etc.


  4. Posted by Jeannie on September 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Hey tom…glad to see that you made it ok. That’s a bummer about your backpack! Hope you’re starting to enjoy the trip and maybe your nerves can calm down now!! Love u boy and can’t wait to read your next post!!


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