Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Walks in Quito

Whenever we're in Quito, we walk there, too!  Always something fun to see.

Street art.








 
 
 
 
Street scenes.
















 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A spiral shapping mall.

















Another mall.













A building with a hole in the middle.









A shop at the airport with the perfect shirt!


















At the Quito airport.












We love Quito!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Resting at the Square

We sure enjoy sitting on a bench in Parque Calderon and people-watching.  Whenever  we're downtown, we almost always take a break in this lovely place.

We check out the latest blooms.








 
 

We love to watch the children and the wonderful doggies for photos.













 
 
 



Around the Square, it's always fun to see activity, too.  Here's an egg delivery to the restaurant. 

 

 
We
always admire the lovely buildings around the Square.

















Friday, July 11, 2014

Juicing

We are so grateful for receiving a juicer as an anniversary gift from special friends.

We've been juicing for a year now and we think it's made a positive difference in our health.  
At least we think we've got a better chance at better health by juicing.








Those-who-juice all seem to do it their own way...here is ours.


We begin with fresh, washed produce.  Depending upon which veggies and fruits we use, the juice could be green, red, orange or swamp water color!  Sometimes the best-tasting juice is the ugliest.  We just close our eyes and drink it down.








We start with 'the 3 kings'...........that's fresh ginger, raw garlic and lemon.
Then we add variety from there. 

Sometimes there is too much foam (kind of gaggy), so we scrape it off down the drain.  Not the best solution, but it works for us.

Some folks just stir it in.










Then, we add in liquid vitamins/supplements.











Sometimes we add the pulp to soup later.  It'd be great in a compost pile!

We juice each morning with very few exceptions.  We don't travel with our juicer, so we are always happy to come home and get back to juicing.  We miss it when we don't juice.









Some folks balk and hate to juice (or won't) because the clean up is not a favorite thing to do.  Our trick is to wash the parts right away or it will turn to cement and it's harder to clean later.
Clean up before drinking your juice!  So much easier.








To add in some fiber for breakfast, we usually have a bowl of fruit and yogurt with our breakfast juice.










Add cinnamon, too. 

We like this kind.  It's a little spendy, but it's flaky and fresh, not like old sawdust.

Yummy!



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June Walking -- Cuenca and Quito

Here is the next collection of some walking pictures to share.  You never know what the day will bring.  In June, we walked in Cuenca and Quito.

First, Cuenca...

A fun sculpture outside an ice cream shop on Av R Crespo.














A cute doggie.















Flowers in bloom.





Pólice presence, just in case.  A demonstration about wáter rights was just about to begin...
(The protest was loud, spirited but peaceful.)










Displays of sweets for sale, celebrating Corpus Christi.













 
 
We were in Quito again and really enjoyed the great weather!  Who would have thought we had to go to Quito to warm up!  Warm, balmy sunshine!












A cute street doggie scoring leftover pizza.















Yes!  A sign at the airport restroom.  Most signs remind you to NOT flush paper.

















Flying back into Cuenca.