Tuesday, February 22, 2011
50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration!
On Saturday we were invited to Maria's parents 50th Anniversary Festival and the preparations started early. While the Hombres were out trying to recover the truck, Maria, myself and two other young ladies chopped and chopped and chopped in the kitchen. We picked chicken off of about 7 or 8 chickens and chopped some more. Once the rice was finished everything was combined and mixed up in a large cooler for traveling to the Festival. The logistics of getting everyone to the party, about an hour away on unimaginable roads, was an experience. Seven of us rode in a small 4 x 4 Tracker! We arrived safely and soon came a truck carrying the men and the Mariachi Band!
Once there we met many friends and family and enjoyed a truly Tico experience. The table was set with cake, flowers and a pinata which all the children enjoyed trying to break open for the treats inside.
The band played and we danced and chatted and a good time was had by all!
The family posed for a photo! All Marie's brothers, sisters and, of course, her parents who were celebrating 50 years of marriage! Congratulations!