Dear Family and Friends,
Chuck, Matt and I drove up to Ingapirca in Puff-Puff on Thursday. Ingapirca is the biggest archaeological Inca complex of Ecuador. The ruins are located about 2 hours away from Cuenca. They date from the 15th and 16th Century. Chuck and I have been multiple times, but this was the first time for Matt.
I think that Matt was thrilled the most by seeing the llamas that roam the site.
Here is Chuck checking out the temple of the sun.
Since we were in Puff-Puff we were able to tour around the town of Canar. We had our lunch there and looked around a bit. Here is a sculpture in the middle of a traffic circle in Canar that I had never seen before. It is quite unique.
On Friday, Matt and I took the red double deck tour bus. He did it last year and was game to do it again. On this particular tour, we shared the top of the bus with school children. They were enjoying a field trip.
When we got to the top of Turi, a nice man offered to take our picture. Here we are: a happy mom and son.
Matt and I spent Saturday morning shopping. We met Chuck around noon and went to the Mall del Rio for lunch.
This morning was our customary Sunday walk to town with Rich and Nancy. We got an early start and went to Cafe Austria for breakfast. On the way, we passed a little old lady outside of a church frying pastries. I succumbed, they were only 5 for a $1, we needed to keep our energy up until we got downtown. Matt captured us sneaking a snack.
We had a nice breakfast. Nancy and Rich had errands to do, so we went to the park and met up with some friends and went for more refreshments.
All in all, I think Matt is having a marvelous time. His visit will soon be over and he and I will be heading back to the U.S.
We are enjoying him while we have him.
Nancy (Chuck and Matt)