Getting ready for the meeting with the US Embassy did not mean that we could not have some fun. Last Sunday, Aadeel and I joined David Krupa (our collaborator who directs the Range of Motion Project) and his family and friends on a fishing trip to a small trout pond up in the Andes at Papallacta. Aadeel took a pretty cool panorama.
Aadeel, David, and I caught a total of 10 fish, which was enough to feed everyone.
After we finished fishing, we ate at a restaurant right on the pond.
For every fish we let the restaurant cook for us, we received a discount on lunch. We could not help but take advantage of this by getting a traditional Ecuadorean dish, pescado al ajillo.
After lunch, we went on a short stroll in the Andes and came across Pride Rock.
Pretty soon, the high altitude and full stomach got to me, but I guess Aadeel was not completely full.
We soon left to see the Divide, where the rivers of the Amazon begin to form. The water here was so clear that we could see the individual grains of sand forming the riverbed.
Of course, all good times unfortunately come to an end. After we headed down from the Andes, it was time to go back to work and get ready for our meeting with the US Embassy.
Work hard, play hard, as people say.