Yesterday we left Quito for Mindo. On the way to Mindo we stopped at the Equator, where we took pictures standing in two hemispheres. There were also llamas!!!!!! There was also a bug museum where we saw huge beetles and spiders and other big bugs. We got to hold Hercules beetles and some of us freaked out a little (Sarah Jane literally cried). It was really funny especially when Sarah Jane dropped it and the pictures were priceless. The rest of the drive to Mindo was really pretty as we descended into the cloud forest. Later that day we had our first photo critique by Massimo. He gave us a lot of helpful tips!