Arrival in Ecuador

16 Mar

Not much has happened yet, but I thought I would put up a quick post to let everyone know Brian and I have arrived safe and sound in Ecuador! We arrived in Quito around 6:30, got all our luggage (all 150-200 pounds of it) and found our contact here, Nico. He is super nice and just as excited about us being here as we are! Then we took off to our hotel, which is just lovely by the way, and got all settled in. Brian and I opted to have dinner at the hotel for the sake of ease, which was a good thing because as soon as we sat down, a wave of fatigue hit me like a freight train. I’m not sure how I have my eyeballs open to type this blog post actually. Oh, and after dinner we video chatted with Shannon and Chelsea all the way over in Korea! They’re doing great and are getting some good footage and funny stories from what we heard. It’s so nice that technology allows us to see them and hear their voices all the way across the ocean!

Tomorrow we get up early and drive about 4 hours to the coastal town of Esmeraldas, where we’ll meet some of the Special Olympics athletes, figure out which one we want to interview and go ahead and interview them, and also film some B-roll. We’ll also be dining on incredibly fresh and cheap seafood, Nico tells us. Apparently you can get a whole lobster out there for about $14 bucks. Um, yes please!

We’ll be spending the night there and will do some more filming on Thursday before heading back to Quito Thursday night. Then we’ll be filming in the soccer stadium on Friday and Saturday, and heading back on Sunday! Woo!

So that’s about all the news I have for now, I’ve got to get off here and get my beauty rest. It was dark as we came in, so I haven’t been able to take any real photos yet, but here’s a couple silly shots. More soon!



2 Responses to “Arrival in Ecuador”

  1. lynn morrow March 16, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    Meg, Looks like a great room! Glad you are there safe and sound. Enjoy your day tomorrow! Have a glass of wine tonight and relax. lol I hope your parents don’t read this. lol Have fun and I know your video’s will be spectaular. Glad you got to visit with Shannon. Love you! Granny

  2. Dad March 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Sweet hotel room, sounds like quite an adventure.Hope to hear more soon. Have fun and enjoy. Love ya.

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