Kids shouldn`t have guns
Trip Start Jul 21, 2009
147Trip End Apr 28, 2010
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Our first stop was in the town of Mucuchies, where there was "some sort of festival" going on. Nobody knew much about it, but we stopped anyways to check things out. Wandering around town, there appeared to be many people sitting along the road looking bored. What a festival! Walking up the hill, however, we found an area with a large field where several groups were marching and shooting guns in the air -- as it turns out, getting ready for a parade. (Which, incidentally, also explained the people sitting along the road looking bored). The parade started with some music and dancers, and the procession of a small saint down the road. It was followed by a group of kids with guns
More disturbing, though, was the next group -- adults with guns. Although they took better care to point up, the guns were LOUD. Very, very loud. We quickly dispersed backwards away from the parade to try and save our eardrums (and, perhaps, ourselves -- one of the men in the parade was being carried away by two of his companions, and looked hurt. So perhaps they weren`t so good with aiming either). As we dispersed, we tried to make our way back to the truck, which proved difficult as the parade wound up and down the main roads of the town. We made it, though!
Further down the road, we stopped at the Laguna Negra (black lake) for some fantastic views, and a nice hike around a pretty lake in the mountians, as well as for a lunch break. This was the first place where I noticed people gaping at and taking pictures of our big orange truck.
Arriving at our stop for the night, we had a nice trout dinner and a bonfire, but John was hoping to find the Badger football bowl game on ESPN. Unfortunately, our hotel was a tiny place a half an hour outside of a tiny town -- not going to happen, right? Well, as it turned out, they had Direct TV, and we sat 30 feet from the bonfire and watched the Badgers have a great game.