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Picked up a Friend as we Coasted to the Coast...

As we rolled on through Guayaquil on the way to the Coast, we stopped by the Airport to pick up our College Professor friend, Allan, who visited us last year with his wife Mary Lou...She didn't make the trip this year, because she is on her way to Ireland and then to Paris...pretty cool...

We had one little glitch on the pick-up, in that there are actually two large airports in Guayaquil, one is International, and one is everything else.  All directional signs just say "Aeropuerto"--so, naturally, he was at one and we were at the other...cell phones saved the day, and we joined up soon, and were off to Manglaralto...

American Airlines managed to lose Allan's luggage, so he had to make do with a borrowed Tee shirt, until he purchased some cool Montanita ones.

 

 The good news was that his luggage arrived on the evening flight, but he had to talk like a Dutch Uncle to make sure that they held onto his bags until the following Sunday.  They seem to have a policy that if they can't forward your bags in two days, they are sent back...

Naturally, a walk in the surf is mandatory...

 We headed off to Montanita for food and fun...and extra cell phone minutes...Here is a nice chica who inputed the minutes into Al's cell phone and reminded him how to check his usage...

 

Montanita, the number one tourist attraction in Ecuador, is undergoing a huge road building and sewer improvement project...here are some scenes...

 

 

 

 

 

 It's not all fun in the sun...here are a bunch of guys waiting to off-load their fishing boat, right in front of the sunbathers...

They all pose for pictures...

 

Posted on Tue, June 23, 2009 at 05:22AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | CommentsPost a Comment

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