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More Banos fun...

Today is November 18, exactly 42 years since we tied the knot in Walnut Creek, California--and what's just great, is that we are having even more fun together now than ever!!!

Take a look at this...

 

The Palace Hotel has an excellent chef, so at breakfast we asked if he would lay in a special fillet Mignon dinner for us.  He said "for sure", and he even said that they would be glad to serve the whole dinner to us in our suite.  Of course, there was enough beef there to serve six.

 

Our suite was number 16, for those of you who wish to try it out.   Here is a shot of the church, from one of our panoramic windows...

 

Now, Banos is famous for its volcanoes, hot therapeutic mineral baths, discos, and incredible beauty...but, what is a well kept secret, is that it is a major agricultural center.  The volcanic rock that permeates everything makes everything grow wonderfully.  We made three day trips out of town, and wherever we went, we saw fields planted, and acres covered by plastic "hot houses"...

We took these shots before we arrived in Banos, and it is hard to believe that these farms are higher than 10,000 feet!

  These shots show how every inch of land is used if possible...frankly, we don't know how anyone can farm at such an angle...

 


These hothouses are everywhere, some covering more than an acre...

 

 This lava rock is everywhere, and makes plants grow like magic...

 

Here's a shot of Rox posing with the volcano in the background...

 

Rox said that the picture of this gondola ride looked like fun, until she saw the real thing...zoweee...

 That cable doesn't look nearly so thick in real life...not when they suspend you, stopped, next to the waterfall, and you are hundreds of feet up!  That little red spot is you!!!

This young couple rode out here in a rented quad...just to take this ride!!!

 

We took a ride halfway to Puyo, the gateway to the jungle on Thursday...and it doesn't take long for the jungle to surround you...

 

On the way, we passed the huge hydroelectric dam that provides a whole bunch of electricity, and a quick look at the water spillway, will tell all of our Ecuador based readers why we are having regular outages...'cause there ain't no hydro in the hydroelectric...

 

Much more show and tell coming up...stay tuned...

 

Posted on Wed, November 18, 2009 at 06:11AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments1 Comment | References2 References

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    More Banos fun... - You can join here... - BobnRox
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Happy Anniversary you two! Have a great time in Banos.

November 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Watson

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