We haven’t updated the blog lately, as we have said before, it isn’t because there is nothing to share, actually the contrary, time flies by for us, there is always something going on.
Michael celebrated a birthday last month and I asked what he would like for a Birthday present. At our age we don’t really need anything, so Michael said the gift he wanted was to go to the Caja’s, and Fly-Fish for the day, so we did. We had seen a sign for a lake on our previous journeys through the Caja’s. It was one that we had not been to before, and Michael wanted to try it out.
We thought about taking the $2.00 bus into the Mountains, but we decided to splurge and pay for a Taxi. OMG, I am so glad we did, we thought the lake was close to the road, WRONG! It would have probably taken us over an hour or more to walk to the lake.
When we got there, it was spectacular. We walked around the incredibly beautiful, peaceful lake. There were wild Llamas, Horses, a waterfall and a river with clear water that flowed into the lake.
I was taking pictures of this Llama, he stopped and checked me out, I guess he decided that I was harmless and just went back to chowing on grass.
Michael fishing along side Llamas, how cool is that????
Clear, clean water, but not a single trout. It didn’t matter, it rained most of the day, and we didn’t get a fish, but the day was wonderful. Michael wanted to go fishing for his birthday, and the day at this place was a gift for both of us.
Two weeks later we went to the largest Inca Ruins in Ecuador, most people that have seen ruins in Mexico and Peru tell us that these are pretty unimpressive, but what the heck, it was the celebration for the Solstice, so we went with friends.
All of us had taken the tour of Ingapirca previously, but it is still pretty cool to actually walk on a part of the path of the Inca trail that leads all the way to Machu Picchu.
After the tour we sat and watched the festivities. There were bands and dancers from surrounding countries, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, etc.
Michael, and our friends Ron and Jolene at Ingapirca.
A FEW PIC’s OF THE FESTIVITIES:
It was really cool to see the different interpretations of the Solstice.
Young children in their Canari Garb dancing.
This band gave us a headache, it was like a bunch of second grade school kids had picked up instruments , with NO training and just blasted away. The four of us just looked at each other wondering what was going on, it went one for about 10 minutes.
We love all the different hats!!
Ecuador is filled with history.
Michael celebrated a birthday, and we visited a second Solstice Celebration in South America.
Gotta love Ecuador.