Our friend, neighbor and American Airlines pilot, Dave, greeted us at the gate in Guayaquil. He was looking all dapper and professional and told us he would be flying us home!!! It was a crazy thrill to be on Dave's 767. (With a first class upgrade, too!) Our usual outings consist of Dave at the helm of his boat.
While touring the city, we said a prayer in the Guayaquil cathedral on Wednesday. We thanked God for all of our blessings on this 18 day journey. The support at home from our family, friends and amazing neighbors reduced the worry of being gone so long.
The trip was challenging, sometimes strenuous and very foreign in so many ways. We are safe, healthy and little wiser.