Well, I'm finally enroute to Quito. It's a little difficult typing from my iPhone so this will be short.
Flight to Denver was uneventful. I did start reading "Romancing the Buddha" already at page 60. Thanks frank for the wonderful gift.
My excitement is mounting. In about an hour, I'll be departing Denver for Houston where I'll board my final leg into Quito. It'll be a blast flying into the high Andes. Can't wait.
Thumb is growing weak, so I'll leave it here. I'll update soon at my earliest convenience.
P.S. Thanks Chuck and Kelly for seeing me off. Made me feel special!