Little did we think at the time we'd stay this long. We kind of thought we'd start the South American Adventure here in Cuenca, then move on south...
But, we're still here! And we're still loving it. No plans to move on any time soon.
You can read all about our story, but be careful of dates and our impressions/experiences, if you are researching for your own move. It's our story only and not necessarily yours or anyone else's. You may also find some entires way outdated (restaurants/shops now closed, costs higher, choices more or less limited, etc).
Here is a fun walk down memory lane:
Here are pics of our arrival in Cuenca, our new home, March 5, 2009:
(Wow, we lost some weight since we got here! Yep, almost 90 pounds lost between us.)
But, little by little, happy to report, we're gettin' ér done. We're now dreaming in Spanish, and they say that's a good milestone. We wish we had another 70+ years to really, really get good in our new language....
We'd also say we're more patient, more healthy, more relaxed, more happy. We walk!
We may be in Ecuador, but we've still got some of our old ways. We still greet the sunrise each morning from our porch, just like we've done since almost the beginning of time together, no matter where we were.
(Roses bloom year-round here!)
We're still Team Rich and Nancy, stronger than ever, together, and enjoying the ride!
Thank you, Ecuador, for making us feel welcome from Day 1 and allowing us to share your beautiful Country with you.
(All of these pics were taken in Cuenca.)