Sorry about not posting for the past few days. We had a scheduled power outage for the region - which we did not know was scheduled until after the lights went out on Saturday morning. The power was supposed to go back on at 6pm…. however it turned out to be more of an estimate.
We decided to take the bus and spend the day in a city about an hour away called Baños. Normally they have good hiking, sightseeing, and outdoor activities to do, but it turned out to be a rainy day so we just spend the day exploring the city and finding dry warm places to stand. (we'll post pictures later)
We got back home in the afternoon and at 6:30 when the electricity had not come back on we went out to the local hamburger restaurant with the other volunteers. The menu was limited because they did not have electricity either, but it was fun to hang out and eat by candle light.
After dinner the other volunteers all came over to our house and we played games and ate popcorn by candle light. (Our stove runs on gas so we were able to do some cooking).
At 9:30 Sunday morning the lights finally came back on.
We are busy preparing for our last full week here in Shell. Time has flown so quickly!! We will be taking a bus up to Quito a week from Monday and then we fly out on Tuesday the 6th.