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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Montanita and the famous Casa Blanca

Dear Family and Friends,

Yesterday we had a leisurely breakfast at the Ocean Hideway and then headed out. We got on the coastal route road and started north. All of a sudden the sun broke through and it was absolutely gorgeous. Since it was close to lunch time we stopped at a cabina on the beach for lunch.

Here is Chuck waiting for our lunch.

We sat at a table overlooking the beach. Great view. Notice the shadows from the sun overhead.

I had fried corvina (sea bass) for lunch. Chuck ordered oyster soup.

After lunch we continued north to Montanita. We were lucky to find a nice room overlooking the ocean. Here is Chuck enjoying the hammock, his electronic book and his pipe.

Later in the afternoon we headed over to visit with Bob and Rox. When we pulled up to their gate, we met another couple, Shirley and Patrick, who were visiting Bob and Rox also. Shirley and Patrick are from South Carolina and are down checking out the coast of Ecuador, hoping to find the perfect spot for retirement.

We were given the grand tour of the famous BobnRox ocean front home. They have made some great improvements and I especially loved their new kitchen.

We started out socializing on their deck overlooking the ocean, but by now the sun had disappeared and the wind was picking up. We were all getting cold so we moved inside to their living room.

After visiting for awhile, we all drove back into Montinita for dinner at the Casa Blanca, which has been made famous by Bob in his blog postings.

Casa Blanca lived up to it's reputation. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had a great evening together.

We wish Shirley and Patrick success in their quest to find the perfect place on the beach. They are heading south today.

Chuck and I are exploring our surroundings today and hopefully visit with Bob and Rox before we head north tomorrow.

By the way, it is rainy this morning and no hint of sunshine to come. I have heard from the folks back in Cuenca and they are enjoying the sunshine. Wouldn't you know.

Until tomorrow. Have a great day.

Nancy (and Chuck)


  1. Thanks for all of the travel stories! I love reading them and living vicariously through you two and your coastal adventures. Although it is sunny in Cuenca there is no place like the coast! Buen viaje!

  2. Keep the blogs coming . I WANT TO visit Equador someday. Costa Rica is getting too expensive and anti american.......


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