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We finish up a nice visit with old friends at the Casa Blanca...

A nine day visit seemed to just zoom by.  But, with old friends it just works out that way.  On the last day, Rox and Martha did last minute shopping, Bob checked to see if wifi would work with his Ipod, and we were finally able to purchase a bus ticket, after a couple of glitches...take a look...

 

 

We became well acquainted with this young Ticketmaster in Montanita, since we visited him almost everyday, as we sorted out how the Census 2010 would affect bus travel to Guayaquil.  Bob and Martha played it safe, by leaving a day earlier than planned.  On a normal week, they could have easily made their Galapagos flight in Guayaquil by leaving early in the morning from Montanita.   This Monday, there will be no early buses, no travel on Census day Sunday, so Saturday had to do.

They were able to get the favorite seats number one and two, which give them the two front seats opposite the driver, and a panoramic view of the scenery ahead.

  

The Casa Blanca served darn good food to us each time we visited, and the last night was no exception.  People watching in Montanita was the slowest we have ever seen, in that there were NO tourists.  People did not want to fight the slow drizzle, and the uncertainty of being far from home the day before Census 2010 closed the country down.

 

Saturday, we had more turkey sandwiches for lunch, and then headed out to Olon to catch the bus...

I thought that this shot looked more like a Disney ride than a more mundane bus ride... 

Here they are, pulling out of this one office, one bus stop, and heading off to the biggest bus stop in Ecuador--one heck of a contrast...

We got a call from them about three hours later to tell us that everything was fine in Guayaquil, but the place was so big that they had to ask several times just to find out where the taxi line was located.

They are now hunkered down in the nice Hostel Macaw, ready to ride out  Census Sunday...

 

Posted on Sun, November 28, 2010 at 02:49AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments1 Comment | References1 Reference

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    We finish up a nice visit with old friends at the Casa Blanca... - You can join here... - BobnRox

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Hi Guys,
Keep hoping to meet you face to face. We will be in Salinas with the Watsons on the 5th, so maybe we will be able to sneak in a visit!

November 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Kimbler

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