After Seattle we headed down to Ecuador for several weeks of wandering around. We stayed with friends at the Cotopaxi national Park where we all enjoyed some wonderful walking and horse riding. A week at a eco resort in the Amazon basin was educational and fun. Every day was full of excursions and lessons about the wildlife, night walks, fishing for Piranha, visit to a local village and talk by the local shaman made for a memorable time. We borrowed a car for a week and drove around most of the country, Banos, Cuenca, and along the Pacific coast were fascinating along with magic mountain views along some incredible roads.