The trip to Vilcabamba is a long 4.5 hr ride over the Andes, over and down curvy roads filled with animals, cars, trucks and on this ride there were people... yes, young people all over both sides of the road. Walking and biking. They were all decked out with backpacks, rolled up pads for beds etc. We decided this must be some type of religious pilgramage. If it wasn't when they started, I am sure they found religion somewhere along those steep trecherous roads.
We arrived in Vilcabamba by 2pm. We stayed in town at the Le Rendez-Vous Hostal.. a great place http://www.rendezvousecuador.com/
Here are some of the pictures I took while we relaxed and enjoyed the warmth!
|This was a full rainbow, but I could not get back far enough to get the whole thing.. it was amazing|
It kind of squished out when she cut it in half.. oh well it was definately worth the effort. And those fries were very tasty indeed.
Brennie was very hungry because she had gotten up that morning and went on a 2 hour horseback ride (Why do they say "horseBACK ride".. would you ride anywhere else on a horse?) Anyway, as Randy and I meandered up a side street we heard the clopping of hooves on the asphalt. Here they came barreling down the road. I managed to snap this one of Brennie.. I think she was having fun!
|Randy enjoying the sun and scenery while he smokes is cigar.|