Saturday, May 28, 2011

Midnight Run

Donna recently made a short trip to the States to see her daughter graduate from the University of NH. She arrived back in Ecuador on Wednesday on the usual 10:30 pm arrival on American Airlines.
I decided to pick her up this time and with the company of my friend set out over the Cajas to Guayaquil. We left Cuenca around noon and made it there in 3 hours.
For anyone with a gps (Garmin) I would recommend the Ecuador map from Skytec. Juan my co-pilot has this and brought it along so I was able to see it in action before I bought it.
(Contact Augusto Jouvin at or call 593-4-28-84-915)
We parked at the airport and spent the afternoon at the Malecon after going to the gps store to get my own copy of the map. The Malecon is a sprawling walk of about 3 miles along the Guayas river. If you have never been I recommend a visit. You can google it to see some pics and read about it.
Donna's plane was delayed a bit and we got on the road at about midnight headed home to Cuenca. After a brief 5km stint through some dense fog we were again in the clear and had no problems along the way. Made it back to town at 3am and in bed at 4. It was along day but worth it to wake up at home.
The road construction is done and it is a nice ride. There was a spot where a land slide had occurred with the road down to 1 lane but there was no difficulty passing. It would certainly be a whole lot different driving up in the fog, this would be an unnerving ride.
Just an FYI it is more or less 200km from Cuenca to the airport in Guayaquil. With a diesel I made it there and back on a 1/2 a tank of fuel. Over 2 hours on the ride home are UP, WAY UP hill.
Oh yea the map is $100 bucks downloaded to your unit or $120 for the map on an SD card. You get free updates for 6 months. If you have a car and a Garmin I highly recommend it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

recent pics

Full steam ahead....

the end?

I have read a few times that today will be the end of the world. Where do people get this stuff?
Well if today is the end it looks to be a great last day so get out there and enjoy it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Its about time

New York investigates banks' role in fiscal crisis

Attorney general requests information about mortgage securities operations during the credit boom (taken from MSNBC.COM)

I doubt anything will happen but at least someone is trying to keep this in the spot light. If you have not seen it "THE INSIDE JOB" you are doing yourself a disservice. Only my opinion. Change only happens when people make it happen.

Monday, May 16, 2011

recent building pics

The guys have more than made up for the week missed due to the rain.
Check back soon for more updates........

Thursday, May 12, 2011

patience is a virtue....

After a pause in the construction the last week in April due to the rains things are once again moving forward. You know how things are, when something is so close that you can taste it, it never happens fast enough. It will be done soon and we are ready to move when it is.
I will have new pics this week. Stay tuned.........