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We begin our 43rd anniversary celebration by picking up friends of 41 years at Guayaquil AP!

Things just seemed to come together just right, as we finished up with the Suite, celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary, and joined friends, whom we first met in 1969!  It was fun to see their faces when we told them that the new Suite would be their new home for the next 10 days...They had expected to bunk in one of our spare guestrooms.

Here are a series of photos showing our first few hours together after three years.  With old friends, you just pick up where you left off--the intervening years just melt away!

Here are Bob and Martha seeing us for the first time just out of the exit gate...

            

 

Had to take a shot of the 1000's of Koi that seem to thrive at the Airport!

 

The trip back was pretty smooth for the girls in back--made smoother by the modified grape juice they were sipping--Coquita fit right in...

 

The anniversary dinner at our own place featured Rox's famous chicken breasts stuffed with a Shrimp filling, slathered with Hollandaise Sauce--gooood!

 

We did a lot of catching up, sitting on the deck and watching the waves--Coquita is still trying to get Bob to pay more attention to her...

 

 

The guys were finishing up the week by reinstalling our old gate, thus securing the gap in the rocks where we access the beach...here's Bob "giving them a hand"...

 

It seemed especially appropriate that our old friends were our first guests in the new Suite...in fact, we asked them if we could sneak in to take a couple of shots of the kitchen to meet reader's requests...

   

Here they are posing by the reinstalled gate...

 

Relaxing in front of the new suite...waiting to take off for a round of souvenir shopping...   

The is the Pro-Pueblo gift shop, sponsored by the Dept. of Tourism to provide job skills and additional income for local artisans...

 

Some of the goodies...

 

 

 As we finished up the work week with our guys, we showed them the blog where they were so prominently featured.  They are thrilled that so many folks can see their work in so many countries.  We will miss having them around...but they are off to give Shell and Marsha a hand on Monday...

 

Here we are getting ready for a fun night at the Casa Blanca--and it was!

 We take of to Puerto Lopez in a few hours...stay tuned for more...

Posted on Sun, November 21, 2010 at 02:07AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

Wonderful pictures, Bob and Roxanne! And Happy 43rd Anniversary to you both! (We are 6 years behind you..hope we make it!) ;-)

The new suite looks gorgeous. So beautiful! Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with us.

xoxoxo
~~Gayle

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGayle Collins

Hi Gayle...thanks for the good vibes...it makes writing the blog worthwhile!!!
We see from your email address that you are familiar with the concept of "large dog in a really small body"...as you see Coquita attached to Rox's arm in every photo, we are, too...
thanks for writing...

Bob & Roxanne

November 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

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