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.
We left Homestead around 8 a.m. and arrived at the Indianapolis Airport around 10:30 a.m.
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!)
We cleared security quickly and had about 90 minutes at the gate before boarding the plane to Atlanta.
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.
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!