A friend´s live in Salem

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Chocho, her name comes from a cereal we have in Ecuador

My best friend lives here since 5 years ago and I was here before for his wedding, when i was chosen to be his "best man" jajaja... it should be his "best woman" but i can not take that name :) because that important place belongs to lovely Jennie, his wife. That was a real long distance romantic love with the happy end.

Salem is a tranquil city. It has a pretty small downtown with the most important shops, stores and eatteries. As anywhere else in the US you can find here international restaurants specially Central American: Mexican and Salvadorian and Asian: Hindu, Chinese, etc. The city is home of Willamette University and it also has a very nice Riverfront where you can take your children out to play, there´s a carrousel.

Getting used to the winter extra clothes
 You can go there and have a pic nic and it is also a very cool place for doing peoples´s portraits, the sun light and backgrouds are ideal for making pictures of couples for example. That´s something my friend Jennie does from time to time too.

On my first day at my friends home i also got to met Kasuki, their quiet Japanese exchange student for a month, he was much nicer and friendly than Dr. Cat... that is how i later called the house cat... her original name is Chocho, whose name comes from one of Ecuador´s cereals. So Dr. Cat was her first days on heat, that meant... bad mood, scratching and getting jealous of everyone visiting, it was specially funny whith Johna, my friend´s dear nephew. Chocho was following and observing every movement that the kid did, from a reasonable distance, it was funny, it looked like she was studying his movements. Chocho didn´t get very close to me till days later when i played with some toys and specially when she found my warm feet every night at my room. She must be still missing me by now.

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Chocho, her name comes from a cere…
Chocho, her name comes from a cer…
Getting used to the winter extra c…
Getting used to the winter extra …
Chocho de Cat, she was not very fr…
Chocho de Cat, she was not very f…
Ecuador having breakfast
Ecuador having breakfast
Tickling little nephew Johna
Tickling little nephew Johna
Johna writing his name
Johna writing his name
Jennie and spoiled Chocho
Jennie and spoiled Chocho
Riverfront
Riverfront
Children and adults Playground
Children and adults Playground
Me happy at the Riverfront
Me happy at the Riverfront
Salem
photo by: hanleyscot