Hurray! The sun came out today. Actually, the day started out foggy but Mike said that that was a good sign because that meant that the sun would eventually burn away the fog and we would have clear skies, which is what happened. It's good to be married to a pilot because he knows everything about what the weather conditions mean.
We knew we had to get outdoors today and we wanted to get our Vitamin D which we have missed since arriving in Cuenca. We looked on the map and plotted our path. Our goal was to go to the Kookaburra Cafe which we have heard a lot of good things about. It is owned by an Australian couple who opened it up about eight months ago. After lunch, we wanted to find the Carolina Bookstore which we did. Everything is fairly close to the center of town (Parque Calderon). The pictures below show the sights as we walk to lunch.
After leaving the bookstore, we decide to walk down to the river. There are four rivers that run through Cuenca, and this is the Tomebamba River. It is beautiful as you can see from the pictures below.
After strolling alongside the river, we head back uphill toward our apartment. It is a difficult walk, as you're watching where you walk so you don't trip; watching as you cross streets so you don't get hit; and watching your breathing so you don't pass out (just kidding!). These pictures show scenery as we walk back to our penthouse apartment. Notice the photos of our penthouse, with glass walls.
Penthouse on top of brick building