April 19, 2010
We Are the CHAMPIONS!
This weekend, our local town's soccer team played in the national championship for our division, and WON! This is not normal for our little town, so Carapegua is really celebrating today. We've heard loud music and fireworks off and on since yesterday afternoon. Ken walked into town to run a few errands this morning, and there were homemade parades cropping up all over. I've actually been involved in one by accident, when I pulled out at a gas station behind a few cars, and then some folks pulled out behind ME. Those in front and behind me were all honking and hanging out of their windows (again, over a soccer game), so I just joined in the fun, rolled the window down, waved out the window, and blew the horn a bunch. It was great amusement.
Here's a photo of the parade that was forming a few minutes ago. The two folks on the front of the truck are holding the (large) trophy, and the flag of our town. Every town has their own colors and flags, and patriotism to the flag is a serious thing here. Behind this truck, "whosoever will" is allowed to join the procession by pulling in and honking the horn. So five trillion motorcycles and scooters were directly behind, yelling and honking. It's an exciting day in Carapegua!