Parks, Museums and Jennifer!

My little sister Jennifer arrived on Tuesday to hang out with us for two weeks!  Besides bringing us a few requested items (peanut butter, peanut butter M&M’s, new fitbit for Brandon) she surprised us with some Garrett’s Chicago Mix popcorn!  It didn’t last long.


We’ve been showing her around Cuenca and taking her to some of the museums and parks in the area.  There are a ton of museums in Cuenca and almost all of them are free.  My favorites are the Museum of Modern Art and Banco Central.  Banco Central is the largest museum and has a bunch of stuff in it including art, the history of the different cultures in Ecuador, and money in Ecuador.

Museo de Arte Moderno

Banco Central

Behind Banco Central is an Incan ruin called Pumapungo.  It’s pretty big and besides the ruins, has a lot of different plants and animals.

Pumapungo from the top

Me in Pumapungo

Brandon in Pumapungo

But I would be lying if I didn’t say that my favorite part of Pumapungo is the Belgium Waffle stand hidden in the trees.


We also went and checked out some more Incan ruins a few hours outside of Cuenca called Ingapirca.

B&E with J at Ingapirca

Sun Temple at Ingapirca

We hiked to a hill behind the ruins to see what we deemed the Original Mt Rushmore.  Can you see the “Inca Face”?

Inca Face