Josh called a little before midnight (Quito time) to say he had made it. We only talked for a few minutes (the hotel charges per call in addition to the per minute charge on the calling cards that he took with him and oh, yeah, it was nearly midnight and he had been up since 3am... 5am local time if you're keeping score.), but it sounds like Day 1 was mostly uneventful. He did say he was trying to send an email, but the internet signal was sketchy at best. Something about it being cloudy (?). I will update with that info as soon as I get it!