Sunday, July 12, 2009
Since ~3000m wasn't exciting enough, we decided to take a cable car ride up another 1000m!! It was ~8 minutes to the top; for some reason, these rides are more comfortable when there are feet of snow below you! The scenery was breathtaking (or maybe that was the altitude) and worth the ride and cold at the top. Amazingly, all the kids did just fine, even F's new friend (the grand-daughter of our driver).
We also went to colonial Quito to visit the Plaza de San Francisco. Highlights include a church whose interior was covered entirely in gold leaf and the Bicentennial Musem, where we caught a fantastic puppet show. Another gallery of pics from today can be seen here.