Monday, July 7, 2014

Neighborhood Fiesta

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The city of Cuenca sponsors free Zumba classes at parks all over town, including one near our building that is rocking from 8 to 9 every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening. We've not participated but most definitely hear the music and enthusiastic instructor urging on sometimes as many as 100 folks from the neighborhood.

So it was a bit odd this past Friday that the music started cranking at 9, but we thought maybe the schedule had changed. Then it kept going--and going--and still going when we went to bed. I learned the next morning that we were celebrating the annual fiesta for our El Vergel barrio (neighborhood).

All weekend. Sigh-----

Sure enough, Saturday night we were living in Party Central once again. I woke up to go to the bathroom at 1:30 and the music was still blaring, so maybe it stopped at 2? Who knows?

Yesterday the fiesta got started in the early afternoon and I at last wandered over to check it out. Our little park was packed with revelers and vendors. Here are some photos to give you an idea of what the celebration looked like.

Yes, somehow she's sleeping through all the racket.

And I'm happy to report that the party finally shut down at 9 last night.


Greg and Kim said...

Edd -- I am thrilled to find your blog. Recently divorced and retired. Planning a June 2015 trip for a month to Ecuador to explore for relocation.
I saw you in the ABC news clip and in your own trivia video. You guys look like you are having the lifestyle I am ready for.
I am finishing up a school year working with special needs children and speak some Spanish.
Love to be able to correspond. best
Greg Parker
Portland Oregon

Edd Staton said...

Hola, Greg. Thanks for writing. As you can see the posts have been few and far between these days. Cynthia and I are in the States for an extended visit and I purposely don't include family in our somewhat public "blog life."

You are welcome to email me at any time. Hope to see you in Cuenca next year.

Happy Holidays!

Lynne Okeefe said...

Great info,I'm thinking of making a trip next year,Thanks,Lynne O'Keefe,
Flagler Beach Fl