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Day 2, first full day in Ibarra, our old stomping grounds


Today I'll be brief and just add a few comments to certain photos below.

First, a few shots of the Hosteria where we're staying and some of the scenery here. They grow their own coffee (you will see a few plants below) and it's excellent.

The Kingdom Hall we used to attend here:

We were traveling around the city in a bus just to get a feel and saw some brothers preaching. We got out and and introduced ourselves. A sister nearby came running and said I recognized that laugh, I knew it had to be Pascale!!! Of the group of about 20 that gathered we knew about five. We made arrangements to meet at a specific spot tomorrow so other brothers could come to see us. Photos below:

Apartment where we used to live on second floor, kind of rundown now. It used to be very nice.

This is a park where we used to preach and just chill out:

We spent almost two hours trying to track down an indigenous family we used to study with. Everything had changed so much it was hard to find the place. They lived in the campo (very poor!!!) with no running water, electricity, casa de lodo, etc. They became very dear to us. Anyway, after almost two hours we found an old woman who knew where the son lived. Turns out the father had died and the mother had moved to Quito. However, when the son Miguel first saw us he said "David, Patti", recognized us right away. Had a nice chat.

Posted by dypphelan 16:59 Archived in Ecuador

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Pictures excellent must. Have been nice to see Miguel. Sad about the father

by Idamphelan

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