mitad del mundo

This post originally published on a previously-owned blog and was imported here to simplify my life. Please excuse any confusion due to this merge. I hope you enjoy the content!

I totally forgot to share my equator pictures…this has just been sitting in my drafts!  Last May, I was in Ecuador for work and at the end of my trip was able to visit the equator.  Both locations, mind you…

There is a story about the portion of the equator that runs through Quito.  I don’t think it’s as bad as Machu Picchu (ask two different parties what their tour guide said at Machu and you’ll hear two different stories…ask 30 and you’ll hear 30!), but I didn’t really do research on it.  So we’ll just go with what I’ve heard.  It’s my blog anyway and people don’t have to agree with what I write.  😉

 

Back in 1982, a 30-meter tall monument was completed to represent where the equator is located.  It’s in the middle of a beautiful park with lots of shops, some restaurants, activities for kids and prettiness.  However, after GPS was invented and became easily usable by the public, it was discovered this big monument was not on the equator… In fact, it was almost 800 feet off.  Regardless, it’s still a hugely popular place for tourists.  They’ve now constructed quite the quaint little outdoor museum over the true equator, which you’ll see in my lower pictures here.

Anyway, it was fun and I appreciate Sherry taking the time to drive me out there to have a little fun after all our days of work. 🙂  Looking forward to going again with Mike very soon!!

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