The expats had so much fun doing the parade for Carnivale in February, they decided to do one themselves for the fourth of July. A group got together ahead of time and made tissue paper pom poms in red, white and blue, and had glittery star decorations to share. All sorts of transport came to join in, an old army jeep, quads, trikes, bikes and even horses! Music blaring from a boom box and a promise of pot luck and bbq hamburgers and hot dogs at the end.
The locals were unaware what was happening, I guess we should have advertised it on Facebook. But the ones who did happen to be in town, enjoyed seeing them ride by. The Ecuadoreans are such a proud people, they were not upset by the show of pride for the US.
It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon, and the party at the end was a nice way to end the day. I just got word the August festival will be on the 10 th, and we will have to try to out-do our last parade...so, stay tuned, the adventure continues!