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Friday, May 20, 2011

Home in Cuenca .... soooo nice!

Dear Family and Friends,

We arrived in Cuenca late Wednesday afternoon sleep deprived and completely exhausted.  Chuck and Matt helped us get unloaded and then went to our other apartment (now known as the boys cabin).  The girls and I are staying in our original apartment (girls cabin). We were so tired we went straight to sleep.

After a good night's sleep, the girls and I woke up planning to make french toast and invite the boys over for breakfast.  When the boys arrived they had other plans.  They wanted to go to a favorite pizza restaurant for lunch.  Our friends were meeting there to have one last meal because it was the final day for this restaurant.

It was really great seeing our friends.  Although we have only been gone 6 weeks it seems like we have been away from Cuenca much longer.  One thing I noticed is that while we were away our friends have gotten thinner.  Everyone looked great.

After lunch we went shopping for house slippers for the girls.  The tile floors in our cabin are very cold on little bare feet.

Today we had our french toast breakfast.  Afterwards we took a taxi to town.  We had to wait in Parque Calderon for Chuck to arrive.  He spent a busy morning with Jose, our computer tech.

Today was very sunny and warm.  Matt forgot to bring a hat and I didn't have one that would fit.  The girls wore some hats I found around the house but wanted some pretty straw hats to go with their dresses.

After a few minutes, Chuck and Jose arrived at the park.  Jose offered to take Matt hat shopping and then to a movie.

We took the girls shopping.

They were so stunning in their new hats and sunglasses.

We walked several blocks to San Blas in order to try the new ice cream we heard about at our pizza lunch.

We invited our friends, Karen and Randy, over for spaghetti dinner.  We had a wonderful time catching up.  The girls offered to do a skit for us.  They enlisted Poppi to help them out.

Here are the performers and the audience.

We are having a great time with Matt and the girls.  Tomorrow is market day.

It is so good to be back in home in Cuenca, even if it is only for a couple of weeks.


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