Saturday, April 30, 2011

El Sol

The sun has returned this week to Cuenca. Yes the rain is still here but the quality of the sunny times of the day has greatly improved. It is amazing how cool it gets when the sun hides for a couple days, it can get quite cool if you live in a cave.
It is hard to beat a sunny day in the Andes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Escuela de Conduccion

Well it is all over. I had my practical exam this A.M. so school, as they say is out. I have my driving test in the morning but those results are a given unless I crash.
I have to say it was not bad. We missed 2 days, one because of 12 of April festivities and the other due to a power outage in town. I did have to drive everyday for about 30 minuets but it was fun and I learned some new roads.
I still have to take the police version of the test once I get my certificate of completion from the school. Once you pass that you get the license.

See you on the road.........

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Construction pics

Here are a few more recent photos.
Stay tuned...........J&D

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Abril Aguas Mil

Abril aguas mil..............I would say this is pretty accurate.

It means "The month of a thousand waters"

Remember when you go out, bring an umbrella.

Stay tuned....J&D

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

On the road.......

I too am starting the Ecuadorian drivers licensing process. Here in Ecuador it is a lot more complicated than when we were in Aruba. There you just show them a valid licence and they issued you one there. Here is a bit more entailed.
Step 1: you must go the the Red Cross to have your blood type checked, you then get a card with your blood type.
Step 2: you have to get some passport type sized photos.
Step 3: you need to get a police report (you need to bring 1 of the photos)
Step 4: Find the driving school of your liking and sign up.

This is as far as I am. I start school next Monday. It is an 8 day course (excellerated course if you know how to drive). I have heard that some people did not have to do all of the practical driving classes once they know you can drive.
My friend Chuck is bring me back a GPS (they sell gps maps of Ecuador here in Guayaquil) so I want to get "legal" before we go on the road to see some of our new country.

Until next time...........J&D

Saturday, April 2, 2011

taking shape

It is really starting to come together. It looks like all the masonry work will be done in a week or so. We are still awed and amazed.

Stay tuned.....J&D