I know that those of you that are not from this area are probably asking, “What does Coacmes mean?” Do not try to look it up in your Spanish/English dictionary. The word is actually an abbreviation for the name of the local cooperative bank – Cooperativa De Ahorro Y Credito Micro Empresarial Sucre.
To show their appreciation for the, “Gringos” who have relocated to the San Jacinto – San Clemente – Crucita area the board of the bank hosted a dinner for all of the foreign residents from the area at the Hotel San Jacinto last night.
One of the board members is a talented saxophone player and he treated us to several numbers during the meet and greet portion of the evening. Patricia was the emcee and she asked me to sing a few songs (it was much easier singing in English this time). After I sang Mary and I ate a delicious dinner with more than fifty other gringos as we watched the sun set into the Pacific!
Hundreds of pictures were taken by many of our friends and neighbors, but here are a few taken by Mary and me.
We had a great evening with many of our friends and thank the board of directors of Coacmes for their kindness and generosity.
Life is good in Ecuador!