Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ecuador bagged lunch

I took so many photos on this trip.  I've always been weak about deleting poor and decent, but duplicate-like, photos.  I'll never be able to repeat the trip experience so end up keeping too many photos.  But when I get home I have to download these photos.  It takes forever and is a boring process.  I've been home over three weeks and am not even half-way through the download.  So, here's a pause post before I can get to the next bird post.

Tamale wrapped in aluminum wrapper, bag of banana chips, pear, peach juice box, plastic container with rice and little pieces of cubed chicken and veggies, already half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich, club social crackers, little square date bar, chocolate bar, napkin and spoon!

The lunch was prepared for us by the Guango Lodge staff and was amazing.  It was so much fun to sit on a rock, look into the cornucopia of food and pull out one thing after another and enjoy lunch.  There was no way any of us could eat it all, so we gave our extras to the Papallacta Pass park guard. Lunch came after my Swarovski bins broke (and now in the repair shop).  Rhoda packed extra bins and loaned them to me for the rest of the trip.

The Guango Lodge was also my favorite place to stay on this trip and we had only one night here.  It was an older lodge as evidenced by our room photo above.  It was small, but beautiful.  I didn't take a photo of the dining/sitting room and regret this.  It was intimate and charming. As I recall, the food here was the best we had on the whole trip.  I recommend Guango Lodge.  Good birds and hummingbird feeders here, too.

The Guango-prepared bag lunch has now spoiled me.  I'll never look at a boxed lunch quite the same again.  Wouldn't it be great if we had such fun bagged lunches at our work and professional meetings?   

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