Saturday, October 31, 2015

Cuenca Independence Day Festivities

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This weekend our hometown hosts its biggest party of the year celebrating Cuenca Independence Day. All hotels are fully booked as 100,000 visitors have poured into the city to participate in the festivities. Displays, activities, fireworks, and concerts are happening day and night all over town.

We attended an outdoor kickoff performance by the Cuenca Symphony Thursday evening in Parque de la Madre. How awesome it was to enjoy such quality entertainment for free while sipping a nice bottle of wine we brought along. Afterwards we strolled home talking about how great our life is here.

Last night we went to an awesome Halloween party at the home of some of our dearest friends. I'll tell you all about it in my next post. In the meantime here's a preview pic.

Oh, my!!

Today was the first official day of the festival. Since we needed to return the capes we'd rented for the party we decided to wander around and check out the action. Along the way I took a few photos to share.

A small segment of those 100,000 visitors plus 500,000 residents.

Loads of colorful merchandise for sale.

It was damned hot today. Not sure why these candied apples weren't melting.

Artwork tends to be on the colorful side as well.

No more festivities for us as we're off tomorrow morning for a week and a half at the beach. Tough life, huh? Can't wait to tell you about last night's party. Stay tuned------.


izzie11 said...

Just love all the photos! You and your wife look terrific! Can't wait to see what you have to share when you both spend time at the beach. Thanks for another great post.

Edd Staton said...

I hopefully interpret your comment to mean, "Your costumes look terrific!" At the beach now. First a recap of that Halloween party, then a tale about our bus ride over here yesterday. Stay tuned-----.

izzie11 said...

Yes, you interpreted correctly. Your costumes look terrific. Hope you both have a great time at the beach!