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.