Waking up tired and groggy from a night of drinking, I managed to gather myself enough to wake around 9am. Annie let me ride her scooter too! This was yet another good day for me! The only scary thing was that we rolled three deep. As in, we packed three people onto the scooter. No helmets, no gloves, nothing!!! Something im not accustomed to. None the less, I went with it. The scooter went 0-60 in never. Actually we topped out at 20mph. Slow but steady!!
Here is Annie and I before we grabbed some breakfast and headed out to nearby river resort.
The resort was about an hour away and I hopped on this wooden canoe and I must of paddled for an hour. I had a lot of fun getting away from everyone and just enjoying nature by myself.
On the way back the sun was setting, and we passed by the base of a local oil company. As I said before, coca is a central point for giant oil companies that are trying to drill for oil in the amazon. The interntional community is currently paying Ecuador the profits they would be making to not drill.
We went to grab dinner back at the porkchop place and guess what??
I would of gladly been late for the bus and stayed another night to finish watching the game. Luckly the game ended just 30 minutes before the bus and THE GIANTS ARE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!! WOOOooooooooo!!!! As you may have seen I wear my giants cap all the time. Big giants fan!
On the bus ride back.
Not even 30 minutes into the bus ride, we were stopped by border patrol. The Ecuadorian government fears that people will smuggle drugs through the amazon. They wouldn’t let me go because I was missing papers, but we spent a good several minutes explaining that I didn’t have any papers because I was traveling for less than 90 days and only had a visa stamp. They searched my belongings and eventually let me on my way.