|Jorge's beach tienda|
But I think more than anything, it is the local Ecuadorians who make this such a sweet spot to live. They have been unfailingly kind, generous, and warm to me in the years that I have lived here.
|Every year around this time, a couple of|
aerobic teachers show up several afternoons
a week to lead a large crowd of townies
|Garage sales and thrift stores are not|
concepts that have "caught on" in Ecuador, so
this relatively new vendor selling used
clothing in our park on weekends is somewhat
of a novel idea.
|Birthday parties for kids are a|
BIG DEAL, and I recently attended one for my
4-yr old buddy, Sebastian.
His parents Vicente and Tomasa run
Johanita's tienda near my house.
It was really cute. Total "Spiderman" theme.
I've also recently gotten into the habit of buying a fresh coconut on the beach each day, and enjoying the milk, and then the meat. I’m hearing and reading so much lately about the benefits of coconut water that I decided it was silly not to try it, since fresh coconuts are sold right on the beach ($1.50), ready to stick a straw in.
|Jorge's son Teo preparing my|
coconut meat "to go" after finishing my drink.
|Photo courtesy of Robyn|
- Massage Therapy:Advanced Training
- CranioSacral Therapy:Advanced Training
- Visceral Therapy
- Pranic Healing:Advanced Training
|Enjoying a sunny day at the beach|
playing dominoes with some buddies.
|Notice the KC Royals colors in the foreground?|
But I guess the biggest highlight of the last few weeks was that I finally broke down and installed satellite TV. I’ve gone four and a half years without broadcast television, and confess that on our more wet outdoor days, I’ve enjoyed catching up on shows I haven’t seen in a long time.
I really want to watch these games!