Third visit to Ecuador. This time with a text blog as well as videos. Here is the video site
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President's Monday Palace Appearance

Slept in and then had the hotel breakfast. Headed to the Plaza Grande to see the hoopla at the palace. The guards and their horses were prancing about.

horse and guard from president's parade in Quito

Dignitaries were on the palace deck overlooking the plaza. A huge brass band was seated below the palace ready to play.
I shot some video and then we had to leave. We were on our way to meet John Henry at a location a couple of blocks away. He told us that every Monday there was this same ceremony where the president would appear for the people. By the way, this would be the last Monday appearance for President Correa as the next weekend was the election and he was unable to run again due to term restrictions. We set a plan to meet John tomorrow at 10 for a tour and headed back to the Independence Plaza for more video.

crowds in Plaza Grande, Quito

I shot a bit more video and it was soon over. We then grabbed a cab to the gondola or teleferico on the side of the mountain. It was a partially cloudy day but we figured we had better take it. Tomorrow might be worse and it might even be raining.