When they first arrived, Mom and Dad took a couple of nights just for themselves at the Tandayapa Bird Lodge near Mindo. We were their taxi service to and from the lodge (about an hour and a half from Quito), so when we took them out, we got to see the lodge and lots of lovely hummingbirds and have lunch there. On the way home a couple of days later, Rusty stopped at a trout farm and the boys were able to catch several fish. They thought that was fun!
We also took Mom and Dad out to the Mitad del Mundo one day. While staying with the Marcums, they visited the Panecillo We also spent an evening all together in downtown Quito. We wanted to do a horse-drawn carriage ride around the Old Town, but the company that offers the rides had already closed down for the holidays.
A few pictures from our time together before Christmas:
|Nyanya and the boys decorating the gingerbread house|
|Benjamin loved playing with Nyanya's hand therapy balls|
|And Talking Tom on the iPhone is one of the boys' favorite things to do with Babu!|
|At the Equator with Nyanya and Babu|
|An evening in downtown Quito|
|To get to Paraiso Escondido, we had to drive over this suspension bridge!|
|Nyanya and Babu are ready to zip-line!|
|Our family, ready to zip-line (Benjamin stayed back with his Aunt Julie)|
|Loaded up and ready to go to church!|
|Family pic at Kumanii|
Mom and Dad flew home a couple of days later. We enjoyed having them here and introducing them to our life in Ecuador. And of course, the boys enjoyed all the grandparent time! We look forward to their next visit, whenever that may be!
For many more pictures, see my Facebook album, Christmas and My Parents' Visit.