Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2002

Trip to Ecuador

The trip to Quito-Ecuador is planned for June 19 through July 1, 2003. The travel logistics was to limit the group to a small number of 12 OWA members on a first come first serve basis. A deposit of $500.00 to secure a place must be sent to Marda by October 30th 2002. Marda Stothers is the overall trip coordinator and Gilda Puente-Peters from Ecuador will be leading the trip. The trip budget is expected to be around $2,000.00 including round trip tickets to Quito, lodging, in some cases with breakfast and local transportation.

Members could plan to either go before or stay after to extend the planned trip on their own. Possible places of interest to visit in Ecuador could be the Rain Forest, the Coastal Region (beaches) or the Galapagos Islands.


Thursday June 19: Trip from San Francisco to Quito

Friday June 20: Quito: Central Bank and Museum

Saturday June 21: Quito: city tour, downtown colonial area, Plaza de la Independencia.

Sunday June 22: Parrillada: Bar-B-Q at Catahuango historic farm owned by architect friend, other colleagues will attend

Monday June 23: Hacienda la Cienega, Cotopaxi park

Tuesday June 24: Ambato: day trip to Banos

Wednesday June 25: Ambato: Quinta de Mera

Thursday June 26: Quito: Panecilloam.Visit to the Ecuadorian AIA and local architecture, evening: Pena (music club)

Friday June 27: Quito: Equator Monument

Saturday June 28: Otabalo: Indian market (leave early morning and overnight in the lake region of Ecuador

Sunday June 29:Site visit the lake region of the North of Ecuador, stay at Hacienda Lagos, a Colonial Historic Hostel

Monday June 30: Quito

Tuesday July 1: Return from Quito to San Francisco

For more information call Gilda Puente-Peters at 510-524-6431

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