This is Coto Paxi, the world's highest active volcano
The Andes - 11,000 feet up
We visited a small community high in the Andes. They were given Alapaca's through World Vision's Gift Catalog. The Alpacas help to protect the environment and water tables. It's making a tremendous difference in their crop production.
We stopped briefly at a small school in the village
The mountains are simply gorgeous
And so are the people...
I loved this image of a girl standing on the mountaintop with her dog. The picture isn't as amazing as the one that's imprinted in my mind.
This is Virgen de Quito, sitting high upon a hill overlooking Ecuador.
I took this picture at the Fiesta de Quito celebration
Just had to end with one of the cutest kids I met. He loved the camera! I think I have about 30 pictures of him.