Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sometimes a unique and wonderful lifestyle is waiting for you in a place no one has even talked about. Phil and Sandy have taken that path less travelled. It takes some real courage and faith to create your own heaven on earth where few gringos have even trod. Tumbabiro is such a place.
Rachel and I were honored to be among the invitees to Phil and Sandy's fiesta. We're pretty sure the auspices for the fiesta were some birthdays among the guests, somewhere in the past six months or perhaps the next 6 months range. You see fiestas in Ecuador don't have to be real specific in intent. They are just fiestas. Actually Fernando's daughter was turning 13 and was festively attired for the occassion. Fernando is Phil and Sandy's personal botanist extraordinaire. Some people might be too quick to call Fernando the gardener until they see his work, or should I say his art.