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Old 07-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #301
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It's relatively late in the day. Late enough that finding a place to stay for the night wouldn't be out of the question. On the other hand, this is some fantastic riding. We just left an 'urban' area that could very well be our best bet for finding lodging but we motor on.


About 00:55 we call a meeting...

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Old 07-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #302
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[QUOTE EvilClown=...only to get caught up in traffic...

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Everytime I watch this video it makes me laugh...
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #303
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Everytime I watch this video it makes me laugh...
You mean sigh?



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Old 07-26-2013, 03:10 AM   #304
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Riding the knife's edge...

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Old 07-26-2013, 03:14 AM   #305
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It's a dog eat dog world at 00:20 or so...



...then we arrive at the overlook of the dam or whatever it is everyone's been discussing here lately...

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Old 07-26-2013, 03:43 AM   #306
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Just 'cuz I forgot to drop it in another post further back...



I like how the old tires pull the whole scene together...



Getting back to our stop...



After hanging around a bit trying to figger out what exactly it is, we continue.

We've been on this road for sometime without seeing anything that resembles a town or village that may have some lodging then finally, in the distance, we spot something...



Trouble is, you cant get there from here. Not without a bunch of winding around several valleys. Not that that is a bad thing, but it's getting late. I'm not picturing a selection of hotels at the end of an exit ramp when or if we finally arrive.

Not to mention there's no telling how the weather is going to turn up here...



Not much choice at this point, we continue. If he ain't skeered, why should we be...?



Up the road a piece, we finally roll into a village. :whew! About 02:20 I get this eerie feeling - like we're riding into town in an old western movie...




Not to worry though. By the end we make a friend.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:21 AM   #307
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Yup....this is Anthony.

Anthony liked us a lot, and he followed us around all evening.



This is Anthony's aunt...we liked her alot, and we followed her around all evening.





No, I'm just kidding....




Although we did have a lot of fun interactions with the people in this little town.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:47 AM   #308
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Did you notice that green thing in Anthony's hands?

Here's what that is....








That little green frog slingshotty thing is the brain child of either EvilClown or SideCarSue. We have a bunch of them stuffed in our tank bags...makes a great ice breaker when we... (who look like a couple of martians dressed in our atgatt gear) arrive in a little town, and make our regular little scene.

This made us instant friends with Anthony...which makes us instant friends with everybody else around.

We were pretty tired and had arrived at the perfect time to end the day. We inquired about where we could stay for the night. There was only one place to stay in town, but it didn't matter to us, cuz anything would do about now....
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:19 AM   #309
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Yup....this is Anthony.

Anthony liked us a lot, and he followed us around all evening.



...
Yes. ALL evening.

Reminded me a bit of Dennis the Menace and Mr. Wilson.

He had style, though. Notice the welcome from him in the video above. 03:47 or so.

Good kid and all but "Yer in my 'bubble'." Maybe if we weren't as beat as we were after the day.

Wish I had the capacity to edit my GoPro 'cuz I forgot that it was on when I took my helmet off and unloaded the first pile-0-shite in the room. While I went back and got the rest of my sh-tuff and parked the bikes it was 'rolling' in the room. 17-18 minutes of Anthony making himself right at home.

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That little green frog slingshotty thing is the brain child of either EvilClown or SideCarSue. We have a bunch of them stuffed in our tank bags...makes a great ice breaker when we... (who look like a couple of martians dressed in our atgatt gear) arrive in a little town, and make our regular little scene.

This made us instant friends with Anthony...which makes us instant friends with everybody else around.

We were pretty tired and had arrived at the perfect time to end the day. We inquired about where we could stay for the night. There was only one place to stay in town, but it didn't matter to us, cuz anything would do about now....
That's another SCS idea. She thinks of all the good stuff. That little frog hit the gutter several times but don't you worry. Anthony was quick to clean it right off with a quick pass through his mouth.

He'll prolly live to be a hunert for doing so.
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As Dave indicated, there weren't too many choices for rooms at this point in time so we were damned happy to have this one.

This was another town where getting to the actual room right down the street was a bit of a project. Not quite like that first night, but still.

Once we pulled up in front, Dave went and checked out the room as a formality. It could have been just about anything at this point and our response woulda been, "We'll take it!"

While he was doing that I conversed (very loose term here) with a couple of the locals...



If memory serves, the guy on the right is the proprietor. He seemed fascinated while we reviewed our route on the mapa.

I set the helmet/GoPro up to get some of the exchange...



...apparently, on the wrong setting. It sure does capture some untimely images.

Noticed it and changed back to video but it's about 18 minutes long. Gonna have to look harder for editing software, I guess.

Once Dave got all his stuff in the room I began to collect mine and get the bikes stowed for the night.

Room all decorated...


No coin toss tonight. I get the Little Mermaid.


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Settled in, we wander back out in the streets of Las Pampas and see what's what. All around is the night life of an Ecuadorian village - people on the front entrance sitting and talking, a table full of card players, the covered courtyard full of people of all ages playing games. Not one person glued to a wide screen watching Dancing with the Stars. :ahhhhhhh...

We make our way over to where Anthony greeted us as there seemed to be a store/restaurant right there and it was time for something refreshing.

We hang around taking in the sights, eventually letting the folks at the restaurant know we're gonna have dinner.

No choosing what you'll have - just that you'll be having it. We have a seat and wait for our surprise.

Anthony joins us, of course...



He actually belongs here as his family runs the place.

After awhile some soup appears...



Doesn't look like much but it was the best soup I've ever eaten! Sorry, SCS.

The pork chop wasn't bad either.



None of this should come as a surprise. After all, they clearly have their priorities straight here with the furnishings...



Anthony in action....



After dinner, we wander back towards the room...



Downtown is still abuzz...
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Eventually, we get back to the room and turn in. It's been a long day. A good day, but long. edit: The Little Mermaid bedspread feels good again my weary body.

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We know you liked the soup...but if you liked that pork chop so much...



then why....why's it still festering on yer plate?



The Jurassic Park them keeps popping up





Mike and I were admiring this little guy....taking his picture, posing with him, when the mother of the house comes out, flicks it on the ground and stomps on it.

I like that.
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Room all decorated...


No coin toss tonight. I get the Little Mermaid.
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I can't believe I didn't get a picture of Mike snuggled in with Ariel....





I think that was night five....counting our first night in Quito.

The next day proved to be a bluebird day...




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