This morning I was in the back exercise room and Mary was getting ready to do some sewing when we heard our Compadre and neighbor Ramon calling to us from the front door. We called, “Un momento” and came around to the front of the house. Ramon was not by the front door, but when we both got close he popped out from behind the wall holding up two large langostas.
The two lobsters were still flapping their large tails and Ramon was laughing. He simply dropped in to give us something that would cost thrity dollars or more in the United States. I did not have the camera out, but after Ramon left (with some cheeze cake and apple crunch Mary had prepared yesterday) Mary took this picture of me holding the lobsters.
It is hard to see exactly how large the lobster in my right hand is as he would not stay still for a photo.
But, I can tell you that this lobster alone weighed close to one pound.
Less than an hour later the two looked like this.
One note – The larger lobster in the top in this picture did not turn the normal orange color of cooked lobster. When I opened it up to remove the meat, I noticed that this lobster was getting ready to shed his outer shell. There was a softer almost complete shell beneath the old outer shell.
After I cleaned them we put the meat into the freezer where it will be available for pasta dishes or salads later.
Sometimes we wonder if people realize what is is like living in a place where your neighbors drop in with such gifts and a happy smile! Just another reason we always say…
Life is good in Ecuador!