A photo essay. Banner: My host family and I 1. Imbabura fellows resting during our first week-long retreat 2. My host dad, Alfredo, smiles at me in the mirror of his truck 3. The scene at the Cotacachi cemetery during the Dia de Difuntos celebration 4. Uncle Jorge leaving the fields after 7 hours of tilling 5. My little cousin Sheila parading around with her candle after her baptism 6. The main street in Cotacachi 7. Making treat bags with cousins to give to kids in the mountain villages for Christmas 8. My sister Shayana and cousin Sammi, dressed up for New Years Eve 9. Four cousins packed into the bed of the pickup truck for a trip to the mountain rainforest 10. Family and friends sitting in one of the shelters built for our campsite