Today we checked out of Casa Real, and once again, Santiago led us to the indigenous community near Chimborazo to work with Trinidad and her family. We began the day with a short walk to a field she needed cleared today. It was filled with clumps and patches of unwanted grass and roots, etc... Before setting to work, she and her daughter shared a typical snack of fresh sweet corn... Then our students set to task!
we also made a visit to Trinidad's home to see her courtyard where she keeps rabbits and Guinea pigs as livestock... While there, several students were examined with the baby bunnies - even with a small "getting peed on" incident, it was a simple reminder of how differently we live from day to day...
we finished our morning with another lovely typical Andean lunch, prepared by Trinidad and her family/friends. If the aji alone didn't win students over, the chocolate crepe for dessert certainly did.
after lunch, 14 of our students played with a soccer ball Ms. Wages had purchased the day before, and our students were delighted when a few young neighborhood boys heard the fun, and came over to play with them!
we then set out for Quito yet again, stopping for ice cream along the way... We settled in to Solera House in downtown historic Quito for our last official overnight stay in Ecuador!