We wandered all over town trying to get around the massive parade taking place in this very small town. I think folks from far and wide came there. I have never seen so many people here before. The driving question we all kept asking was, what is a Canton ?
Here is the answer I found in Wikipedia:
"Cantons are the second-level subdivisions of Ecuador, below the provinces. There are 226 cantons in the country, of which three are not in any province. The cantons are further sub-divided into parishes, which are classified as either urban or rural..."
These are the pictures I took. We didn't realize we were at the end of the parade until we found the beginning... afew hours later!
Food Vendors were out in force, He is offering hard boiled quail eggs... peeled.
We decided we needed to try to find our friend Jani, and go to lunch. I talked everyone into hiking UP the hill towards her house. I think Kim was about to stroke out with the heat, so I left them in the shade on a nice bench.. As I headed off to Jani's house I found the beginning of the parade. These poor kids had been waiting HOURS to begin the parade. I made sure to take pictures and smile ALOT.. they were already wore out!
She is hanging on for dear life..it is a long way to the end!
These kids have yet to being the parade.. it is almost noon! And this little piggy went home!