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Lots to be Thankful for...

The vagaries of Mother Nature let our area of the Ecuador Coast be completely unaffected by the terrible earthquake up North.  The area from Salinas to Puerto Cuyo about 1.5 hour drive north of us had no damage. None of the homes, mostly mortar block construction, suffered any damage.  We believe we were spared more devastation because the fault line does not head straight south to us, but veers east toward Guayaquil.  It leaves us shaking, but with nothing but a few overturned figurines...

So...Life goes on...sunsets and dolphins keep on happening...



Birthdays, too!  Agripina celebrted her 65th birthday...



Roxanne celebrated her birthday with Rich and Nancy from Cuenca...We had a great time and celebrated a belated birthday for Nancy, also...




When we arrived home from CuencaRox was greeted with another beautiful cake and a rousing "Happy Birthday" song from our Ecuadorean family.



As we celebrate how fortunate we are to live in our area of the Coast, we hope that the people in the North continue to get the help they desperately need!

This is a group from here that coordinates with good folks in Cuenca.  They pay their own way, so your money goes directly to help the victims.  http://www.carvemag.com/2016/04/aid/#.Vyof6vmDGko

http://www.carvemag.com/2016/04/aid/#.Vyo6Kr46zIV

Posted on Wed, May 4, 2016 at 11:44AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

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