May 7, 2015
In the meantime, traveling circuses come through, and small local town parties kick into gear (Olón has a really fun annual April town-park fiesta).
|Selection of the assorted grains|
for sale at one of the local
during the week before Easter
I think the most entertaining fiesta during “season” is the annual Olón town-park party in April. There are always lots of rides, and many food/clothing/toy vendor booths. Not to mention several nights of music and dancing till the wee hours of the morning (usually starting around 11PM to midnight).
|Note the child sleeping in the hammock|
while the game was being played.
Winners get the money they snag.
One night, I actually succeeded in landing donut-shaped rubber-ring-thing onto a $20 bill.
I don't know who was more surprised. The guy running the game or me.
|Looks innocent during the daytime,|
Which it isn't.
Only laying in wait.
I honestly don’t know how the locals find the stamina to party all night like they do (I have never made it past around 2AM on any of these), but they sure have fun!
In the last month, I have made 3 different trips to Cuenca for dental work (the dentist I use and trust is located there).
My dentist asked me if there had been some trauma to the tooth to cause it to become so loose, but the most aggressive and aggravating thing I could think of was a can of pistachio nuts I chowed down on awhile back.
|Scott Gould and crew did|
a GREAT job on this fence!