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Sunday November 20, 2016
This morning I was in El Centro early to meet new arrivals Tom & Diane again. Because most things are closed Sunday, we decided to hop on the double decker tour bus and we were again blessed with magnifiecent weather. The tour is a quick way to give new folks a quick overview of Cuenca, especially from the Mirador del Turi. From that vantage point it is easy to point out the landmarks. The return trip along Avenida Loja, aka the Inca Trail, is always a highlight, pointed right at the New Cathedral.
We then saw some musicians preforming in the Glorieta of Parque Calderon before visiting the Museum in the Old Cathedral. There were a lot of changes in the back of the Cathedral, including the addition of a Mexican restaurant.
We had lunch at a new Buffet located at Borrero and Cordova. We opted for the cheaper Executive menu and the food was so-so, nothing to write home about.
We took our time walking back and then I headed home to help Cristina prepare for company. I will see these folks again Thursday at Thanksgiving dinner at Joes'.
Cristina had invited a few new friends for a typical Colombian meal. The dogs behaved themselves and we enjoyed good music and conversation.
I hope you enjoy the photos. That was the day's excitement. Cheers, Al
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|Back side of Immaculate Conception|
|Some of the beauty at the flower market.|
|This bouquet is $3|
|Clear blue skies again today|
|The fountain was operating|
|Classice shot of life in Cuenca|
|Tom & Diane are from Rochester, NY|
|View from the double-decker bus|
|Looking back at the Pumapungo ruins|
|People washing clothes in the Tomebamba|
|Getting close to arrival at Turi|
|Beautiful interior of the old Turi church|
|Again the view from Turi|
|Classic tourist shot|
|They are only here a short time, leaving Friday|
|Avenida Loja, the Inca Trail|
|One of my favourite views|
|Sucha pretty drive to El Centro|
|Back in Parque Calderon|
|The magnificent trees in the park|
|Loved this bumper sticker on a bicycle!|
|Musicians entertaining from the Glorieta|
|An appeciative crowd basking in the shade.|
|A flower petal shower from the New Cathedral|
|Entry doors to the old cathedral, and old pipe organ|
|Jesus and the 12 apostles|
|Love this old brass bell|
|Lovely Pieta scene to the right of the main altar|
|Jessie, Cristina, Carlos and Luz.|