Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Finally, it has rained. Since we returned in July it hadn't rained at all in Quito, and the city is dry and yellow and somewhat depressing. If you go a bit north, you will run into an utter desert. The dirt is kicked up as in the old west and gets into your lungs, suffocating you. The winds have been very strong, also. All in all it has been a very strong summer.

But yesterday it rained. The thunder and lightning were impressive, but the lovely rain that fell cleaned the dust off the car and rejuvenated the spirit. Bring on the rain!