Jul 9 – On our last day in Cuenca, we checked out the Cathedral.
Across the street is the Old Cathedral, which is now a museum with frescoed walls and some passionate paintings.
We visited the flower market.
The Museo Pumapungo contained Incan ruins, shrunken heads (no photos allowed) and a botanical garden with llamas and parrots.
Lunch here (almuerzo) always consists of a bowl of soup, an entree and a dessert (postre). This wins the prize as the chintziest dessert ever – a single Ritz cracker smeared with jam!
The Museum of Modern Art was interesting.
And we ran into Dante, the student working for world peace, who works in a fair trade shop by day.
We had a great time in Cuenca – if you’re looking to retire to an exotic location, put Cuenca on your list!
Jul 10 – Today we flew back to Quito Airport, so we would be in place for our flight home tomorrow. One short flight sure beats all day on a bus! Had our last breakfast of scrambled eggs, bread and white cheese.
Jul 11 – Got to the airport at 3am for our flight to Miami, then home to Norfolk without a hitch. So happy to see David’s smiling face at baggage claim! So we are home, with a dog who is happy to see us, hugs from grandkids and a garden full of ripening tomatoes. Til next time!