Thu 9th night and Fri 10th morning - after a long time, waking up surrounded by mountains :)
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July 10th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
Finally it was almost 9:30pm when we arrived at Shawn's. Wow almost 12hrs driving from the coast. Of course we stopped a couple of times, but even though. I was thinking that Shawn lives at the farm, but he doesn't. He lives in the town closest to the farm, just 10min away.
When we arrived he jumped off the car to open the garage door. Who came out when he opened the door? Dirk!!! Shawn's dog and best buddy. I was wanting to meet him too. OMG! Dirk was so excited when he saw Shawn, he really missed him. We parked inside and Shawn did me a mini tour around the house, which is quite big and very nice. I forgot I was in highlands and about the altitude and started to run upstairs and downstairs, next day I'd regret about having done it.
I started to unpack and showed Dirk Minigunther. According to Shawn he was being friendly, but according to me he tried to eat Miniguhnter, hahaha. We talked briefly about what to do next day. Well, we'd have guests later and we needed to buy: a blender (for the pisco sours) and detergent (I wanted to do laundry :P). It has been a long day and we both were tired, so better go to bed now, zzz
After a very good sleep, I woke up renewed, but my head was a bit funny. Mmm, better not thinking about that. Took a really good and hot shower. When I went downstairs I saw Shawn preparing pancakes. He was missing them, hahaha. Also there was fresh coffee getting ready, yummy! I saw the pan, there were regular size pancakes and also small ones for Dirk.
We got breakfast. So good we got some fruit before coming to Cotacachi. Shawn's fridge was just about beer, bacon and some dressings hahaha. I got a tasty fruit salad and we both had a couple of cups of coffee. Now we have energy for the day! yay! Dirk got the leftovers, I think he likes Shawn's leftovers better than mine, hehehe. But Dirk eats his dog food, the left overs are just treats. As any normal dog, he eats his food during the day. Just Gunther gets breakfast, lunch & dinner, lol.
Shawn had to make a couple of phone calls and I went upstairs just to realize what an amazing view Shawn had. From his window you get a perfect view of the volcano. It wasn't cloudy, the sky was so blue, OMG! It was perfect! The whole time Dirk was with me, hahaha. I spent more time with him and he behaves so well, nothing compared to my spoiled Gunther. Mmm, I think Gunther can learn good maners from him, hehehe. So I took a couple of pics and finished my book and was ready with our shopping list :) At the top was: blender! We'd go to another town for it, since Shawn has a gift certificate in a store and he'd show me another town :)
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