Hola desde Ecuador

We made it! Following a busy day of travel, we finally arrived in Quito around 10:30 p.m. Central Time.

Our journey began around 7 a.m. today as students and their families arrived at Homestead to check in. Officer Kramer and his dog Alvin were there to meet us and check our bags before we loaded the bus.

Thanks, Officer Kramer and Alvin!

We left Homestead around 8 a.m. and arrived at the Indianapolis Airport around 10:30 a.m.

They’re ready for our journey!
Waiting in line to check in at the Delta counter. The agents praised our group for being so good!

We had time for lunch afterward and almost all the group was ready for Chick-fil-A … I think they’ve really missed the Jefferson Pointe store since it has been closed for so many weeks. (They’ll probably be tired of chicken by the time we return from Ecuador!)

Excited for some Chick-Fil-A!

We cleared security quickly and had about 90 minutes at the gate before boarding the plane to Atlanta.

Jess and Jackie are ready!
Enjoying the free Wi-Fi and charging stations at the airport … and some Starbucks.

We had a two-hour layover in Atlanta and stopped to get some more food before boarding our 6 p.m. flight to Quito. Panda Express and Qdoba were the popular spots this time as we enjoyed our last fast food for the next eight days.

Everyone is a little tired from the long travel day but excited to reach South America.

Charlotte and Kiley share what they’re looking forward to in Ecuador.

Next stop: Ecuador!

Our flight arrived on time and we met our guide Luis after we cleared security. Our hotel is about 45 minutes from the airport. We arrived around 12:30 a.m. and called it a night so we could be ready for our big day on Thursday, which begins with a Spanish class right away.

Everyone is doing well and we’re off to a great start. We’ll post another update tomorrow to recap our first day in Ecuador!

Outside the Quito airport
Outside the airport with our guide Luis
Outside the airport waiting for our bus
In the Quito airport with our guide Luis

One thought on “Hola desde Ecuador

  1. So glad you are all off to a great start!!! Kudos to the group (and their teacher) for doing such a great job at the airport! Leslie Gale, Xperitas

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