We have set off to Ecuador for the winter. Just now we are in Atlanta. So far, things have gone smoothly (that comment is probably the kiss of death). We left the house at 10 a.m. and by 10:40 we had checked in, checked our bags (all automated now–only a few Delta attendants hanging around to guide you through the process), and gone through TSA security, which today was as good as it has ever been (TSA employees did not get paid today, BTW, but everyone we encountered seemed in good temper). We will have to overnight in the Quito airport before moving on to Cuenca in the morning. Reminds me of younger days when we slept in rail stations and airports. Interesting to see all the people here; I wonder what stories they have to tell.
Joseph Koppi is a travel writer with over 40 years of writing and communications experience in both the media and corporate arenas. He currently treks the world, writing about his adventures in foreign lands and with the amazing people he encounters. Read More