A dear friend invited a Cotacachi friend and I to spend Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Quito with she and her family. We took her up on it and headed down there on Monday, March 25th. Monday was a pretty quiet day. We took a bus from Cotacachi to Otavalo and then another one to Quito. Our friend met us at the bus terminal and took us to Las Palmeras for lunch. It was fabulous and I didn't even remember to take my camera out of my purse. Trust me, though, if you ever get to Quito, it's the best! OK, I have no idea where it is but I can tell you that the food they serve is typical of the Esmeraldas area. I highly recommend it.
After a kind of late lunch we ran a couple of errands and then went to Sarah's for dinner and a quiet evening at home (there was a DVD involved--what fun).
Tuesday we started out in earnest on our grand tour of Quito.
There are more pictures of the church, the plaza, and then the museums we went to see later that day but I have to confess that I'm totally beat and I'm going to head for bed. I won't be writing tomorrow for sure because I'm going to be gone all day but I'll do my best to write something Friday and definitely something over the weekend. Actually, it's not the writing that takes the time, it's editing the photos. When I'm all done showing off the parts of Quito I got to see, I'll confess to how many photos I took in my five days there--want to take a guess?