Doing a Dry Run
Spring break occurs about halfway between now and our target departure date. Tigger would really like to go to South America, and we just won’t be able to do that as part of our BIG trip that begins in June. Luckily I did some exhaustive searching and found a very nice deal on RT airfare to Ecuador. I lived there in the mid-90s for a few months and loved it, so I would love to show it to Tigger, as well as see how Quito has changed since I was there. Plus, there are some areas I never made it to.
When Tigger and I had a chance to sit down and discuss the possibilities, I gave him the option of Costa Rica or Ecuador. Not even a hesitation as he said “Ecuador!”
So that is the plan for now. This will be a great opportunity to see how he does sitting in an airport during a layover, being on a plane for several hours, cruising around a country where he doesn’t speak the language, exploring a new place, and eating foods he isn’t used to. Luckily, South American food isn’t as . . . different as what we’re likely to encounter in some of our stops.
It will take a bit more from the budget than I had planned, but it’s so worth it. And I’ve never let a silly thing like a budget get in the way of adventure before!