The drive to Quilotoa Lake was truly beautiful once we got past the Cotopaxi Volcanic ash.
We finally arrived at Quilotoa Lake — a lovely teal crater lake.
There happened to be a rooster strutting around in front of it.
There were a few people hanging around the area, which looked like it had recently been built up for tourism.
There were plenty of souvenirs in the nearby shops.
Soon we were back on the road again, headed back to Quito.
I was excited to see a field full of burros!
Someone was herding some sheep with a dog and a four-wheeler.
It was truly a beautiful day and we were so glad we had braved the active volcano to get out into the mountains!