Thursday, December 26, 2013

Feliz Navidad 2013

For the past week we have been kept up to date on the ice storm that has struck Southern Ontario.  Loss of power, freezing rain, and trying to keep warm are the common themes.  Throw all that into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with the desire to travel and cook a Christmas meal has really created havoc in all the pre-planned schedules.
Thankfully, we chose a good year to travel!

Here in San Juan Del Sur, everyone takes to the streets to celebrate on Christmas Eve.   We watched a mini parade with a marching band, a dance troupe and a firetruck making their way through town.  We caught the end of a play being performed in front of the local church.  And here were people everywhere and firecrackers...which sounds like gunfire They are all home made using gun powder wrapped in newspaper.  The dogs don't even flinch.  Our doggie Ursa would be under the bed and would never be able to crawl out due to extreme fear.

And Christmas morning...the girls found their pinata and took a good long time whacking it to find their presents inside. It was the closest thing we could come to a tree.  This just might become a tradition with us.

And the pinata is now a source of costume attire.  We are off to the beach!!

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