A former high school classmate and cherished old friend when reconnecting with Roger through Facebook quoted the old saying: "When God closes a door, he opens a window." The years have seen a number of life changes for us that make that adage ring true. After being blessed with good fortune, a wonderful son and great experiences, we decided to look out that window and prepare for more of what this wonderful life has to offer. We hope through our blog to share our journey from this point forward with family, with friends and with many others. Hopefully we'll make some new friends along the way. We hope you find our tales of some interest, even amusement and perhaps an inspiration for you to treat each and every day as an opportunity and an adventure to share with those who are an important part of your life.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A Few Of Our Favorite Things Part II
During our two month exploratory trip to Cuenca, we did just that....each day we explored what soon became apparent would be our new home city. And what a wonderful city Cuenca is for just heading out each each day and seeing what you can discover. The photos below reminded us of some our favorite discoveries....the flower market, street vendors, street performers as well as impromtu performances on and near Parque Calderon, great plazas for just sitting, relaxing and people watching. There are great shops to discover, greenbelts to stop and rest in and if you get tired of walking, you can take a bus to edge of the city for only a quarter! The double decker tourist bus is a must for new arrivals! Most everyone heads to the Mall del Rio but the greatest discoveries await you in the side streets of the centro and in Cuenca's many wonderful neighborhoods. We estimated we averaged about two miles a day walking in our explorations. By foot, by bus or even by affordable taxi, Cuenca is a great place to be "juntos en el camino de la vida"!