But today is a true full-on rainy day, as you see it in the photo. No point in draping the plastic and hoping for sun. Maybe later in the day the clouds will lift, but for now we are wet, wet, wet.
But of a more serious concerns is the sliding of the land down onto the roads (and from under the roads) making trips from place to place even more uncertain than it was last month. Today we were told on the radio that no one should take any unnecessary trips as the route between Bogota and Bucaramanga is littered with 'derumbas'. A friend said it took twice as long to get back from Buca as it normally does.
|These fellows are a member of the elite Colombian 'cavalry'|
and as big as their horses are, they are well trained for crowd
events like our Feria earlier this month.
|Trading stamps is still popular for these children|
What is still a delight for this grandmother is seeing young children playing with non-techie toys, still interacting with each other, laughing and running around.
It is worrisome that young boys and girls in other countries are bypassing all that physical activity and exchanges with their peers in order to play with X-Box, and other technical tools of the 'modern' world.
|"The guys" (muchachos) break for lunch at noon everyday|
and stores are closed until 2 p.m. almost everywhere.
I guess with the plans to improve the roads it would serve the government well to transcript some of these 'bored young men AND women' and put them to work in various jobs appropriate to their age and skills and give them a chance to take some pride in their country instead of looking of ways to rip off tourists or people who are here trying to help create a better future for everyone. I think I'll suggest that to someone who might be able to take that idea and run with it.