Tomebamba River, I noticed that the huge holes in the ground -- made last week -- were being filled with trees!
And then across the river, I saw huge signs: "Cuenca: Un mundo limpio y verde!" When I looked down in the river (more rocks than water right now!), there were school kids, the army and city officials cleaning up garbage in and along the river. What a great way to make a not so clean job lots of fun!
There was a huge celebration with the school band playing, photographers from the newspaper (El Mercurio y El Tiempo) snapping up photos, and officials giving speeches -- thanking all those who volunteered.
The all girls school was called out and they were busy planting trees, when the army marched through! Everyone had a hand in "sprucing" up Cuenca today.
Until next time...hasta luego!
Just a side note: We are in the "spring season" here in Cuenca and something is always blooming. Normally I suffer from terrible allergies, but nothing here so far (yippee!).