Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday June 29, 2014 Oswaldo's

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Sunday June 29, 2014
Today Oswaldo picked up Ed and I  to meet another couple, and one of his brothers, to show off his place east of the city.   It is only 10 minutes from my place and it was a delight.
Oswaldo is a man after my own heart with his eclectic collection of stuff and his neat array of buildings.   At one time, Oswaldo owned a bar or two so he has a lot of related stuff, like swinging doors, stuffed animals, saddles, guns, owls, etc.  How many guys do you know that have a tree house, pool table, bar, fountain, volleyball court, soccer pitch, and the piece-de-resistance, an operational mechanical bull??!!   Oh, and we mustn't forget the English bulldog named Rocky Balboa....
From his tree house he has some gorgeous views east, north and west.
I was hoping to visit Chris and Bettye's place further east too but there was no way to get away so I will have to reserve that for another day.
NOTE that you may click on any photo for an ENLARGED VIEW.
Hope you enjoy the photos.  That was the day's excitement,   Cheers, Al 

This is part of Oswaldo's main residence

Our initial view to the north

Part of the huge yard, with a fountain

Rocky Balboa has mellowed since I saw him last

A very eclectic collection

The home was nicknamed "The Museum"

Even dried flowers were gorgeous

Rocky Balboa and admirer

View east from the treehouse

View south from the treehouse

Oswaldo and his treehouse

What a great place to relax and enjoy the day

This poster caught my eye

Yup, that is a mechanical bull back there!

Lovely soccer pitch is great for parties

Swinging doors to enter the bar

Saucy French postcard on one wall

This hand-made gun is pretty old!

The bar is really neat

Oswaldo and siblings are outlws

Rocky was really behaving himself today

A view west to Cuenca after dark, from the treehouse

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Saturday June 28, 2014 Joe's Secret Garden

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Saturday June 28, 2014
Today I had to get my hair trimmed, well before next weekend's Hearts Of Gold Barbeque and Barn Dance.   Then I slept through most of 2 World Cup games before making my way to Joe's Secret Garden for a night of Oriental dishes.
Joe and Joseph had sworn never to do an Oriental night the one prior time they attempted it so I was eminently surprised that they were doing it again.  Predictably, they were both again vowing that this was the last time ever because it is so much work....  They had been preparing since 8am and supper didn't get served until after 7pm.
It was great to see old friends Chris and Bettye again.  They have moved to an enormous castle in Challuabamba, miles east of my place, so I rarely get to see them.  I might get a chance to see their place on Sunday though, if things go right.
Another pleasant surprise was that Ed Nadeau from Montreal has made his way here, arriving today, to begin full-time residence in Cuenca.  He is looking for a pet-friendly place near El Centro if possible.

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Hope you enjoy the photos.  That was the day's excitement,   Cheers, Al 

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