As the date for the Kid's Christmas Party nears, we find we are filling the car more often on our weekly shopping trips. Yesterday, we bought candy from one of the more traditional vendors in downtown La Libertad.
This store is absolutely packed with all kinds of candy and crackers...all the street vendors purchase their wares here.
You can see in the photo below, that the choices are mind boggling...We have been coming here for more than six years, filling out the purchases that we don't get in Cuenca.
Mi Comisariato supermarket in La Libertad had a sale on "Big Cola", So Roxanne purchased 137 liters. She also purchased 500 baggies for the kid's candy, 600 plates, 600 drink glasses. That funny looking white bag in the bottom of one cart is 500 dinner plates, right out of the back room...
By the time we got all of these party items bagged up, we needed four carts and two more bag boys to help us get it all out to the car...
Rox took this shot just as I was beginning to offload all the goodies onto the counter.
This year the party is even more important. As our tourist trade has slowed down, many of the kid's fathers have been out of work for months. For many of the kids, the presents and Christmas goodies they get at our Party, will be all they receive for Christmas, except for maybe a little fruit or a candy bar.
So...again, we are asking the loyal readers of our blog to pitch in and help us keep the smiles on the Kid's faces.
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Bob & Roxanne and all the Kids...