Giving thanks for no eruption (Drive Day 147: November 23rd, 2003)

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We descend to the comfortably humid town of Baños and camp in the parking lot of a resort with indoor hot springs. When we see the gaped-mouth roasted guinea pigs in a shop window we can’t resist pretending that this is what we’re having for Thanksgiving dinner. What we don’t send back home from the internet café is this video of the reason the resort has indoor hot springs. Thermal energy from an active volcano we are close enough to record.

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