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We celebrate the beginning of our Ninth Year in Ecuador!!!

The constants in our lives for the past eight years have been the beauty of the people, the scenic country, and our lifestyle living here at the beach.

The changes:  We're eight years older, as is our extended Ecuadorian family, our great little friendCoquita, and of course, the beach...

Here are a few shots to illustrate the difference...

This is our first lunch in Quito the day after we arrived in Ecuador...

Agripina and Isidro over for a few birthday goodies...

Here they are a few years later...

Our first Kid's Christmas Party featured Alfredo as Papa Noel...

We believe that we only had 47 happy kids that first time...Boy has that changed!!!

Now Papa Noel has a fancy new "Suit", and we serve more that 500 kids and their happy moms!


Alex, Agripina's grandson looked like this then...

Here he is with mom and cousin later...

And here he is this week--a growing young man!

Coquita is aging right along with the rest of us...

When she was younger...

Here she is today...

This is the group shot of all the people who did such a great job on our new roof, new floors, and repainted interior walls...

Also, they are all related, with Agripina being the Mama Bear...

And...the beach keeps on changing...here are a few shots of some projects just south of us...


Just finished...

more...


The beach itself is always beautiful and unchanged.  Private, lots of room to play, and no fog, no seaweed, no jellyfish, and no ugly driftwood stumps...just bikinis...

Here's our place..


And here we are getting ready to Party!!!

We're all looking forward to many beautiful years in Ecuador!

Posted on Fri, October 2, 2015 at 03:21PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments4 Comments | References1 Reference

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Congratulations on your nine happy years in Ecuador. You two are wonderful folks and Ecuador is so fortunate to have you.

October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Wow, how time flies. Congrats on your time in Ecuador. You all look happy and healthy. Cheers

October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

Bob and Rox,

Congratulations on celebrating your 9th year in Ecuador. I've been following your blog for years, have read every post, and eagerly look for new posts each week. Still hope to be able to come down and stay in your apartment one of these days. Just have to get those kids out of college and off the payroll.

Best Regards,
Troy

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTroy

Hey you two !! Just now saw the recent blog .. really fun and interesting to see. What a wonderful 9 years it has been for you. You both look great! love from both Chuck and me

October 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChuck and Lynn

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