Sunday, June 29, 2014

World Cup Fever!

So much fun!

Here are some pictures from Ecuador.  Ecuadorians really know how to celebrate!  We were sad to see our team come home so soon, but happy they did so well!  The team has a lot to be proud of.  A draw with the French is BIG, but not enough to keep Ecuador in Brazil...darn it.

T-shirts on sale everywhere.

Big screens everywhere:  on the streets, in the malls, restaurants, bars...

Party in Quito.  When Ecuador won this game, the whole Country erupted into major party time! 

Still more games to go and we'll be watching...

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fabian and Sonia's Family Comes to Visit

We are honored to be included in the Family Reunión!

Fabian's Family came home to visit! 

Here is the proud and happy  Fabian, with his 2 good-looking sons, Ricky and Kevin.

Happy Father's Day!

The adorable grand-daughter, Isabella.

Isabella's parents, Rachel and Ricky, with Uncle Kevin.

One day we joined them in a walk in the Cajas mountains.  We hiked the lower lake área, peaceful, quiet and beautiful.

The views are so stunning it almost takes your breath away.

Thank you Fabian for sharing your wonderful family with us!  We hope all return soon!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Benigno Malo High School Celebrates

The School celebrates its 150 years!  A huge parade through downtown last Saturday!

We headed down Av Solano early to check it out. 

(New mascot paintings on the front of the HS)

A beautiful day for an early walk, some blue skies and long, cool shadows.  No wind, no rain.  Traffic was already diverted...

The parade would end at the High School and the folks were already setting up, with music blaring.  Black and white banners were going up (school colors) and the statue of Malo was getting decorated with beautiful flowers.

We headed to the Square. Students were all ready in their black/white...

This parade included officials, teachers and alumni, vintage cars and outfits and music! 



 We're not sure if female students attended the school in the early days...but they do today.  But, we read that 75% of the school's population is male...still...

Watching the crowd was just as much fun as watching the parade!



New band uniforms for the occasion.'

Lots of excitement, music and pride!  Another fun day!!