This action shot was taken on, you guessed it, the 4th of July. Our Ecuadorian training crew treated us to an afternoon of American games and food (which we thoroughly enjoyed preparing and eating!).
Afterwards, we all convened in the backyard of our training center to watch this epic soccer game. Thankfully, this shot captures the gist of not only what kind of integration we were able to seamlessly accomplish, but how much fun and how much delight there was to be found in celebrating something so familiar to all of us in a land so strange and enchanting in so many different possible ways.