And THIS is part of our adventure, Shadrach, our little salty dog, loving his new Ecuadorean life, his beach life. We've met new friends, who make our new life fun and fulfilling, both human and dog.
Our "otra perro" Dulce/Ariel in her favorite spot, and Veronica putting up with her. And our friends Marty and Jaime, who we feel like we've known for much longer than the 7 months. Here the "boys" (Mike included) doing a "see no evil". Good times!
So, our adventure lets us relax by the beach, play with dogs and friends a couple times a week, and of course my crafty projects. A new project is in progress, the first one is always a learning experience, because I'm usually "winging it". I've seen a picture, maybe a tutorial, but usually it's fumble thru it.
Circles cut from plastic bottles, the blue are gorgeous (rather expensive water bought by some of Marty and Jaime's guests, just called out to be repurposed and recycled) and the lime green are a 7up green bottle that just weren't quite bright enough to be paired with the blue, so I painted them. All these strings of plastic rounds are tied on the lid of a broken blender (thanks again to Marty) and will be a hanging light fixture. More rounds need to be cut, and then Mike will figure out how to wire it, the finished product will be shared at a later date, stay tuned.
These fish are made of plastic bottles, I think we have a lot more collecting before we can accomplish something like this...but with all the time we have...it just may happen, lol!
Our Ecuadorean life is such a mix, we have "American" stuff, like the Baskin Robbins whipped cream we had on our Jello Poke cake made for Easter dinner by Jaime
And the pound or so of fresh caught shrimp gifted to us by our friends Fernando Father fishermen and his sons, who park their boat infront of the house.
Marty and I had just got back from the market in Charapoto Sunday morning, the fishermen asked for a couple bags to share the catch with the workers, then they asked for another one, but this one was for us. Little did Fernando know I was inside cutting pineapple to share with the group. And that's how we roll, we take care of each other, we are all vecino bueno, good neighbors.
So, is it blog worthy? Maybe not for some of you, but I'll keep it up, because for the rest of you its a way that you can join us in our new Ecuadorean life. So...stay tuned, the adventure continues!