|We've had a lot of days that start like this with low clouds,|
and misty or rainy until almost mid-day. But this is the
beginning of the rainy season, so no surprise!
|The band from Villanueva put on a terrific and well|
coordinated drill//dance performance.
Our choral three-song show went off without a hitch at the Opening Ceremonies Friday evening and we got a few big praises which was definitely an improvement over our last showing... progress. There will be a YouTube video to see one of these days, and I will give you the link when I get it.
|Last year they had a very good Simon Bolivar float; but|
one thing they should do earlier is close the streets to cars.
The weather has played its own role in the festivities as the tourism impact has been quite a bit smaller than last year with flooding and mudslides and other rain effects - especially between here and Bucaramanga - causing people to make other choices. Also there is a feria in San Gil and in Pinchote this weekend, so that is causing a reduction, too.
|The cathedral float is usually near the end of the parade.|
But we look forward to the parade of the communities and pray for sunshine later on as it has been drizzly, misty and damp so far today!
UPDATE: We had a break in the clouds and while it was about the same as last year, at least it did not rain heavily during the afternoon at all. There were, according to several reports, over 35 floats and this year the neighboring city of Villanueva joined in along with the other one, Guane. This made for a lively afternoon with lots of people cheering for their friends and family in and about their particular entry.
|I love seeing the creativity offered up and|
this float was called "Myths and Legends."
|Aren't these little children precious in their costumes?|
|This truck was completely covered with|
greenery so I couldn't get a good shot of
the vedetta candidate.
|This vedatta grows a lot of corn and had the winner for the|
'Queen of Barichara' last year, I think.