For the last several years the local Credit Union, “COACMES” hosts a dinner for all of the foreign residents between Crucita on the south and San Clemente on the north. This year the dinner was held at a restaurant in San Jacinto named Brisas del Mar.
The people at the restaurant went all out decorating the restaurant with center pieces on each table.
Our co-padre and friend, Ramon drove several shuttles of gringos to and from the event and people came in trucks and cars from all of the area towns.
This year the president of the bank, Bilford and a member of the board of directors, Jose provided entertainment singing a few songs. They also asked me to sing a few songs and everyone had a great meal and a fantastic evening visiting with people from Ecuador, Argentina, Canada, United States, Spain, Germany, and Austria. (I hope I did not leave any countries out.)
Here are some photos we took last night showing many of our friends and neighbors enjoying an evening!
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The hospitality shown to all of us “foreigners” by our friends at COACMES is just another reason we say…
Life is good in Ecuador!