We randomly met some nice folks in Cat and Eric. Naturally, they’re from Austin, TX.

They just arrived, but are planning on staying 6 months. He’s studying for the LSAT, and figured there’s no reason to do it at home when he could do it here. She’s volunteering for a local group, and figured there’s no reason to do it at home when she could do it here. Makes sense to us.

Later, we ran into their group of ex-pat volunteers before the local Carnaval parade. By the time we showed up, it seemed that everyone had volunteered to finish off all the rum and Coke.

It was definitely a small-town affair, but really fun and everyone was very friendly. Who doesn’t like a parade?

By the end (for us), I was carrying a half-asleep Bode back to the bus and we settled in for the night. I later woke up around 5 am and could still hear the street party going on at the end of the block.  Just because it’s a small town doesn’t mean it ends early.

2 thoughts on “Carnaval

  • March 8, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    ok, where to begin?! the first 2 pics could resemble gwenneth paltrow & a thin richard hatch (from survivor & now celebrity apprentice ‘fame’)…Is that a God’s eye stick? I think I vaguely remember making those when I was little, or something like them, maybe called something else?…then it’s on to Bode starring in ‘Girls Gone Wild, Carnaval!’ That’s definitely a keeper photo for his later years 🙂 Looks like too much fun!

    Happy Mardis Gras/Carnaval/Face painting festival!
    Cheers – Laura

  • March 9, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Lol I love Laura’s comment! Fantastic – looks like you had a blast!!


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