|It is a tourist town, after all|
|Cascada Cabellera de la Virgen|
|Dominating short people after 30 years on the bench|
|Jorge's perch at Casa Amarilla|
The final noteworthy spot was El Pailón del Diablo--the Devil's Cauldron waterfall. It's a 15-minute bus ride and then 20-minute walk down from Baños in the small, though still resorty, town of Rio Verde. And I'll just shut up and show some pictures.
As kids and the words "soothing and relaxing" are only ever found together as a study in contrast, we sent mommy back to Baños early for a $25 one-hour massage at our hotel (just flowers and dinner to go). We met her back at the hotel and stayed in the rest of our last night there, ending up in a long conversation with the Australian owner about how Ecuador so excels at teaching we first-worlders to unwind. Indeed, it is impossible to remain both wound up and sane at the same time in Ecuador.
|Di and Pip behind Devil's Cauldron|
|Humans shown actual size under the rock top right|
So, whaddya gonna do? We found a KFC a block away with an inside playground, safe place to keep the luggage, and chicken that's "para chuparse los dedos".
And the whole way back you could see the string unwinding behind us.