Our friends did take us on a day trip yesterday to Sigsig, Chordeleg, San Bartoleme, and Paute. I had only a banana for breakfast, so the windy roads and sudden passing around buses was not to my stomach's liking. Kesha, on the other hand, was enjoying the ride and seemed to not notice.
We stopped at a panama hat factory on a back road of the little town of Sigsig. It has this HUGE hat that they made. I think its the largest in Ecuador.
|Well I guess this one lady has a tiny stool..|
|Drying strands getting ready for weaving|
|Randy checking out the hats in the factory part.|
|No, I don't think this is the look for you...|
|Cute basket we bought, 3.00|
I was starting to complain loudly at this point about being hungry so we stopped at a little place that sold Rosero. A wonderful fruit drink. Kind of like a Batitido, but even better. It has chunks of various fruits in it, kind of a thick drink, and absolutely delicious.
Next we went to a roadside stand outside of Paute that had pork and chicken for lunch. I did not take any photos here as I was up to my elbows in tortillas, chicken, hominy, and potatoes.. picture a pig wallow, and thats about the look of ecstatic pleasure I was having eating my food..
We next went to several Guitar makers homes. These were very small operations, and one family showed us how they made guitars. I was most impressed that the gentleman was very proud to point out that his son was learning the trade as well.
|Randy did make a selection.. at another business. This is Eddie's Guitar..when he comes to get it!|