Haircut to get ready for the holidays

Leo and I are on the same haircut schedule, so we both decided it was time to trim up. We went into Portoviejo to by bus of course. We go to the salon across the street from El Paseo Shopping Center. There were quite a few people in there, but within a few minutes, a guy came in who owns the place and said he’d cut our hair. I always find it hard to describe to anyone what I really want in a haircut. I knew I wanted it a little shorter on the sides and bottom back than I got last time. I try to tell Leo, who then in turn explains it to guy. I got it cut just a bit shorter than I would have liked, but figured it would grow. I always blow dry my hair myself, because I do not want a brush in my hair that had been used on someone else. I can arrange my hair with my fingers, since it is so short. Leo got a very short haircut, too, which he did want.

You can see the shop is quite modern.

You can see the shop is quite modern.

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Afterwards, we went to El Paseo to grocery shop. Then we got a bus home. Many Ecuadorians are buying their effigy for New Year’s to burn. They carry it around or display it on their balcony or window. Some carry it in the back of their pick-up or attach it below their car hood. Here are some pics I saw of the effigies

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Other sights on the bus:

I thought these kids were cute.

I thought these kids were cute.

Notice they hold up the next story on a house they are building with bamboo poles.

Notice they hold up the next story on a house they are building with bamboo poles.

I had to laugh when I saw this little "cool dude" in the  phone store.

I had to laugh when I saw this little “cool dude” in the phone store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We bought an effigy to burn on New Year’s Day at Midnight

Me with our effigy.

Me with our effigy.

 

 

 

 

 

Santa decided to stop in Ecuador for a Pilsner before going back to the North Pole.

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I received an Ecuadorian dress for my birthday a while back. Here it is:

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Christmas Eve I saw a huge moth fly onto the porch. It had a 4-5 inch wing span.

Big Moth!

Big Moth!

 

 

 

 

 

Our friends, Jane and Michael Higdon are very excited because their daughter, Katie and her boyfriend, Mason came to visit. They stopped by and we had lunch together.

Mason, Katie, Jane, Michael

Mason, Katie, Jane, Michael

 

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