Once again, on Christmas Eve, we watched the Paseo del Nino (Parade of the Christ Child) in Cuenca. I take so many pictures that it is very hard to select which pictures to use, but here is a sample of the beautiful children of Ecuador.
Christmas is a wonderful time of year, full of love and sharing. Chuck and I are so fortunate to have our good friends, Robin and Jim, from the U.S. sharing Christmas with us in Cuenca.
I was looking through some old pictures trying to find a suitable picture for today's Foto Friday and I came across a family picture made about 12 years ago when we were still living in Washington state.
What a bunch of silly folks! Crazy picture I know, BUT it is appropriate because all our family is crazy and full of love and fun.
We are missing our family back in the U.S. Sending all of our children and grandchildren hugs and kisses.
During our trip we took a ferry across the River Plate to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We spent several days there enjoying this wonderful city.
I do not have any photos to share about this leg of the trip. Hopefully, Rich and Nancy have a picture or two to share with you. I took many pictures of Buenos Aires several years ago and if you are interested you can see them by clicking here and here.
After Buenos Aires, we took a high speed ferry back across the river to Monte Video, the capitol of Uruguay.
We stayed in this wonderful 92 year old hotel. Lucky for us Sofitel has remodeled and updated it.
A view of the charming neighborhood outside our hotel.
We ate ourselves silly on the wonderful food. Our best occasion was celebrating with Carol and George on their 49th wedding anniversary.
We had a wonderful tour east to Ponte del Este, a beautiful resort city on the Atlantic coast.
We walked the tourist route in Montevideo. We started at Plaza Independencia.
Walked the closed to traffic tourist streets and enjoyed the parks.
We enjoyed a lot of coffee breaks during this trip.
We went to the old town meat market and had the most wonderful meal.
They really know how to grill. The meat is awesome!!
Rich took this picture of Chuck and me.
We had a wonderful time and are so thankful for such great friends to travel with.
We are having a terrific vacation with our friends, Rich, Nancy, George and Carol. We have been in Uruguay for several days. Our first place to visit is Colonia, Uruguay. This is a lovely town. Check out the pictures.
Beautiful tree lined cobble stone streets...
Lots of colorful plants...
Surrounded by water....
Lots of outside restaurants....
We rented a cart, piled in and drove around town....
This old house has the bougainvillea trained to side of the wall to keep the sidewalk clear.....
Lots of old cars.....
Regrouping at the hotel, deciding where to have dinner.
Cooking with wood...he scrapes the hot coals under the grate.