We spent a beautiful day in the sunny high altitude of Quito. Quito is a sprawling city that creeps up nearly half of the mountainside. We spent most of our time in Quito touring around the colonial sections which included narrow winding streets, numerous churches, government buildings and a central square.
We were lucky enough to stumble upon a presidential event near the center of town. Hundreds of uniform clad school children, marching bands and decorated guards greeted the President and Vice President of Ecuador. We heard that this is a regular occurrence, the people frequently get to see their president. He's a young guy that charms the girls, they screamed, giggled and wooed over him every time he waved in their direction.