40 days and 40 nights away from the U.S.

sometimes it feels like a long road, other times, a fresh new journey!

sometimes it feels like a long road, other times, a fresh new journey!

Recap of our last 40 days and 40 nights coming to Ecuador, highs and lows:

1. The Pacific, beautiful and blue as far as the eye can see

2. The rainy season, making the brown green again

3. New friends, and reacquainting with old friends

4. Missing family, friends, and furry ones.

5. Enjoying our new home here

furniture from Monticristi

furniture from Monticristi

6. Still waiting on all the furnishings

7. Conquering the bug epidemic? Scorpians, flies, crickets, crunchy bugs

8. Enjoying 24/7 with my darling husband

9.  Skype

10. Throwing up 2 x on the way from Quito

11. Almost forgetting about the elevation sickness with time

12. Appreciating and distinguishing everyday tasks and convenience

13. Trying to Conserve Water

fishin for a cricket in the cistern

fishin for a cricket in the cistern

14. Thankful I almost never hand-washed dishes in the U.S.

15. Making up for using dishwasher so much in the U.S.

16. Enjoying a different work/leisure routine   juicy mango

17. Learning to work in small business again

18. Happy to see my parents planning more travel

19. Enjoyed my first mud bath with sulphur

20. Learning my directions

21. Enjoying U.S.TVNOW

T.V.....ish, thankful for our larger monitor and webtv!

T.V…..ish, thankful for our larger monitor and webtv!

22.  Still participating in Girls night Mondays, virtually

for the girls!

for the girls!

23. Loving so many friends who support and encourage us via Facebook

24. Appreciating even more my Mother in Law as she cares for our cocker spaniel

25. Knowing the preciousness of water and hot water

26. Yo practicar espanol, muy bueno…..

27. Smiling faces and waves from the locals

friendly faces at nawi fest

friendly faces at nawi fest

28. No Junk Mail

29. No mail at all

30. Buying groceries at the mall

31. Nonverbal Communication: specifically gestures and facial expressions

32. Learning new birds and flowers   Beautiful on the sidewalk

33. Mountains

34. Curvy roads

35. speed bumps

36. Standard Transmission

37. Not driving

38. “Hanging out to dry” has a whole new meaning

39. Smells

40. an experience that is so hard to believe; really happening

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