Tuesday, March 29, 2011

El Ombligo del Mundo

This weekend we went to the Pululahua Reserve. The Pululahua was the very first piece of land which was declared a national park in all of the Americas (back in 1969). Its a crater, that has not erupted since 500 B.C.
Today there are a bunch of brave farmers living right smack in the middle of it. 

Your favorite part was sliding on the gravel. The thrill of almost falling gave you the giggles.

Of course you enjoyed the climbing up and down the mountain side with your Dad a great deal.

We also made a stop at the middle of the world, where Ecuadorians have built a monument to mark the point where the equator passes through the country.


The monument hast the geographic direction of the four cardinal points, and one is located on the Equatorial Line of Latitude 0 degrees 0 minutes 0 seconds.   

There are a bunch of restaurants, souvenirs shops and ice cream shops at the middle of the world, but you enjoyed the playgrounds the most.




Your dad got this really cool hat that makes him look like Indiana Jones - if you have not seen the movies, rent one, they are awesome! (or at least they were in the 80s ;P )

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