Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday February 27, 2017 Quinta Bolivar

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Monday February 27, 2017
Fist I am going to impress upon my friends who can vote in Ecuador to please vote for a change from the present Government.  Our choices may not be great, truthfully, but I simply need to throw out the crooks that stole my money and that of many other investors, and then illegally suborned the courts to hide their misdeeds.  They have broken so many Constitutional laws, they do not deserve our support.  The opponents, especially Paez, has promised to put the wrongdoers in jail, and you have no idea what pleasure it would give me to see Correa and all his corrupt cronies go to jail...
When I picked up my new phone Friday they made a mistake and gave me the office copy of the bill, so called to ask me to bring the green copy back on Monday.  So I make a special trip to El Centro to do this favour and, guess what, .... all their offices are closed, like most of downtown for the Carnaval holiday.  And, of course, nobody thinks to let me know to wait until Wednesday.  So I took a picture and emailed it to them....
I then had a 1/2 hour to kill so I wandered around outside the grounds of the closed Quinta Bolivar, enjoying the beautiful variety of flowers.
Then I went to Spanish class with the very patient Teo.  It is difficult when so little actually sticks to the brain until you have been caught several times making the same mistake.  Teo is also expanding and is looking to hire a few teachers to teach English to Ecuadorians.
I was about to leave and it was raining so I had to wait 2 hours before the rain abated enough to ride home.  The rivers are running high again as the February rainy season gives us a last kick.  Where the heck did February go????
I hope you enjoy the photos. That was the day's excitement. Cheers, Al

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The office copy for the phone purchase

Rio Yanuncay running high #1

Rio Yanuncay running high #2

Rio Yanuncay running high #3

I wish the Quinta Bolivar museum had been open

Some incredible flowers on the grounds

Many colours of hibiscus

Gotta love this colour

or this one

or this one....

Older leaves of this cactus seem to turn to stone...

I forget the name, but I love this flower

Buzzer under a small canopy trying to avoid the rain

The rain would really pound down at times