We were up by 7:30 and both went to the gym to work out. The workout was the best thing we could have done, so that our bodies would not hurt at the end of the day after all the walking we did.
We walked along the river to go to the Cathedral La Hermita, but it was closed. I still did not have my phone, and found a place that would fix my old phone I brought as extra. I was told it needed to change battery and clean it up. We walked around for 2/3 hours, then came back to check on it. It was fixed and we had to get it unlocked, and waited another half hour. At the end of all of this I never put in a new sim card in Ecuador because I got my phone back from the bus driver.
There was dancing going on on the main plaza where Carmen bought a cool drink. The drink was pure sugar cane with a twist of lime. We were impressed with all the typist that were in the Plaza de los Poetas. They were there under the umbrellas, waiting for customers. Carmen said it reminded her about a story that shared how people would go to the town writer to get a love letter typed for a small cost. They were working on letters and other documents that would be needed for school or other business affairs.
We went back to Continental Hotel to bathe and change for dinner. We intended to look for a burger place, but ended up at a Ramen Noodle shop that was a small restaurant on the third floor of a building. It was an excellent choice! Both Carmen and I enjoyed the meal.
We tried getting money out of two different Schwab cards, but were unable to. In the morning we found out that the ATM's had been out of order the night before, and it was not our cards.