Sunday, April 26, 2009
Rio Dulce, Guatemala fair and rodeo
Well we had another really busy week. And the highlights are seen in these pictures. This week happened to be Rio Dulces annual town Fair. So the town was busier than usuall especially this weekend. The fair is topped off by a compietition between lancheros (boaters/jet skiers), a 4 days of rodeo and a cowboy parade. On Friday evening we attended the rodeo (our 1st ever) which was alot of fun (at intermission there was a mini concert by a Guatemalan ranchero singer, which is a spanish version of very twangy country music. Needless to say I counted it a blessing when the electricity went out during his 3rd song which spaired us of any further torture). Notice the pictures of the cowboys praying before the Rodeo began. This was with good reason. They got pretty banged up. The kids got some pretty sweet cowboys hats at the Rodeo.
We attended the cowboy parade of saturday morning which ended in the Rodeo corral where they put on a show. Mom you would of liked that.
The picture you see of a boat is our new/used lancha (boat) that our business bought this week. Don't know if we ever mentioned it before but the only way to get to out house is by boat. Having our own boat will now give us alot more freedom to go sightseeing, fishing, water sports etc. Plus there are alot of really cool rivers, marinas, reastuarants, hot springs, hotels, etc. that are only accessible by boat. The picture of us at a table outside is of us visiting one of these hotels/hostal/restaurants. We met the owners Gary and Jane. They bought basically a shack on a side river and built there hotel named Kangaroo Hotel y Reatuarnate. They are from Australia. They greeted us with open arms from the time we pulled up in our boat like we were long lost friends. We look forward to getting to know them better.
I met 2 families in town that are traveling the Carribean together with thier children. They are homeschoolers also.