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Thursday April 28, 2016 Herederos



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Thursday April 28, 2016
As reported earlier, it was raining most of the night and the morning, but the weather system finally cleared out in the afternoon.  The rivers are really swollen and I would not be surprised if there was some flooding in some places.
There was a decent turnout for the Herederos de Cuenca ride in the evening.  First they had a meeting to round out the executive, choosing a Vice-President but obviously having trouble getting someone to step up to be Secretary.  
We rode to the gas station on Solano then went down Remigio Crespo to Loja and into El Centro.  We moved along Cordero and on up to Cristo Rey.  Somebody allowed a honkin' huge apartment to be built in front of the church which blocks the tremendous view, both ways.  Then we continued up behind the Universidad Catolica de Cuenca where the views from the north hill are spectacular.  It is a shame that the main cathedral is not lit up very well at night, it would add so much to the beauty of the skyline.  Turi is still very visible far to the south.
I hope you enjoy the photos.  That was the day's excitement,   Cheers, Al 
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The Herederos gang begins to form up at the Puente Roto

The Tomebamba is very high

The rushing water emits quite a sound

The rivers are very shallow here

Water rushing east to join the Amazon eventually

It is very pretty along this section

More join the group

New people too

11 bikes tonight

A short meeting to round out the Executive

Cristo Rey church on the north hill

The statue of Jesus has been refinished

You can see the big apartment in the background

Mugging for the cameras

A good group to ride with

A nice place to gather

Large group shot

View from above the Catholic University

Avenida Solano is the bright yellow line

Cheescake shot, love the riding boots

Santo Domingo on the left, Turi at the top

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday April 28, 2016 Perras




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Thursday April 28, 2016
Rain, rain go away, please.  The rivers are swollen enough at the moment.
A TAME aircraft skidded off the runway in the rain at the airport this morning, with no injuries, but it almost ended up in an industrial/residential area.  The tail end was actually over the barrier wall!  Our friend Lotis' sister Josephine was at the airport, trying to return home, but all flights were cancelled.  I hope this doesn't cost her anything additional, other than time.
I finally decided to tackle my January IVA refund online today, after a decent sleep.  Filling in the forms with all that information is deliberately time-consuming, then the system would not bring up my Contrasena (password) automatically like usual, so I called Fernando at SRI.  Oh, the system is still down, try again next week and let him know if I have any problems (the same thing he said 2 weeks ago).  And, they do not allow you to use the same printed form to bring your papers in personally...  It is a different form, 2 pages, and it must be completed by hand, in blue ink....  And now the Government of Raul Correa is limiting the amount seniors can claim in a year!  Yeah, pick on the seniors, which again is against your beautiful Constitution!  It does not affect me, but it everything just stinks to high heaven...
As I was finishing that BS up, I got a call from one of the lawyers involved in the Coopera mess.  She said come to the Clinica Latino for a meeting with the Liquidator.  No other info, no address,....  So I rush down there, but there is no Liquidator's office at the Clinia Latino.  I ask several security guards and they tell me to go around to an unspecified building on Gran Colombia.  I check several buildings, but no MIES or SEPS office, no Rodriguez, no Coopera....  I try calling, texting, but no response....  So, I came back home.
The heavy rain this morning really delayed any outings for Mariposa and Turi, so we were very pleased that they held off on doing their business.  This is my life... looking after the dogs it seems, but it really makes one feel good when they run, frolick, and play-fight.  I won't do this every day, but here are more photos of them having fun.  The photos are again taken with the Samsung, and this time I batch-edited them all the same and am actually quite pleased with the results...!!
Trying to upload this Blog has been another exercise in patience....
I hope you enjoy the photos.  That was the day's excitement,   Cheers, Al 
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Plane crash taken from a FaceBook posting

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