Monday, October 10, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Pics

Hola from Cuenca!!

Every now and then, as we are walking around town, I take some pictures of my favorite scenes.  One night we went out to dinner near Chicago Pizza and I took this picture of Santo Domingo church at night:

Isn't it beautiful?

Then one day, Pat and I were walking along one of the streets and I thought this picture was really cute:

Isn't he cute?

He was just sitting there so patiently.   He looked like he was waiting for someone to take his order.  And he didn't even mind me taking his picture.  The dogs in Cuenca are not like most of the dogs that you see in the US.   Most of the time, they don't pay attention to the people walking around them.   They appear to be "on a mission", like they have "places to go" and "people to see".   This dog definitely looks like he is "on a mission".   We didn't stick around to see if he ever got anything from the owners.

Another picture that I thought my friends in the US would get a kick out of was this one:

Isn't this funny?

We were having lunch one day at a restaurant and I ordered a Pepsi to drink.  I thought it was funny that they would bring a Pepsi in a bottle to pour into a Coke cup.  You would NEVER see that in the US!   Does anyone else see the humor in this?

The last few days it has gotten pretty warm during most of the day.  Then late in the afternoon, we have had some wild weather---alot of wind, some thunder, some rain, etc.  Well, today, it started out sunny.  Then it got pretty warm.  Sure enough, in rolled the clouds.  We even had some pea sized hail.  Then a little while later, as I was cooking dinner, I looked out the window and saw this:

The skies are really unbelievable here.  Throughout the day, you never know what you might see.

Here was just a little bit different angle.

We are still really enjoying ourselves alot.  I guess I am so thankful for technology.  Just like last week, in Louisville, KY where we are from, they were having the annual St. X-Trinity football game.  It is a really BIG event in Louisville.  They typically have 35,000 people attend a HIGH SCHOOL football game (years and years of tradition).  Well, I got on line and was watching LIVE, a local newspaper who was at the tailgating party talking to people.  I thought I might see my daughter or my niece on line.  That would have been really cool.  Then, I was able to watch the game live on line.  Sorry, St. X, but Trinity is ranked #2 in the nation in high school football.  Every now and then, I have to remind myself that I am in Ecuador.  Just like right now, Pat is watching Monday Night Football on Directv, just like he would have done back in the States. 

Well, enough for now.  Hasta luego, Sue


  1. Great pics! Especially got a kick out of the dog "waiting for his order".
    Hey, I've been meaning to asking you - I have a very good friend (who lives in CA now) who grew up in Louisville. Here name is Jean West.
    Just wondering if you knew/know her...never's a small world.