Chickens, boots and Pisco - what a great day!

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chickens
It was around 3pm when we were arriving to Cotacahi. Our agenda for the day said: Chickenfarm. Cool! I have been there my last time in Ecuador, but there were no chickens. Shawn just sold them, damn! This time it would be different. Farm was full of chickens. Not the cute yellow chicks, just the white big and not so cute chickens... But before going to the farm, we stopped at Shawn's house to pick up Dirk. He loves to go and run in the farm :)

Shawn was showing Jen and me around the farm. Definitely it looks different with chickens that without them. I was hopping I'd meet the cute 3 siblings, but no luck. I saw a lady there, but she wasn't the one I met before. Shawn told me sometimes her sister visits her with her kids. I saw Santiago playing with his cousins, how cute! So bad he didn't recognize me :(

We were walking around the property, when I saw Dirk coming happy with something.
Dirk in action. He loves his chicken
What's that? OMG! That was a chicken! He didn't hunt it. Shawn gave it to him as treat! Wow! I don't think I'd ever give a chicken to Gunther as a treat... well, he doens't it bacon either, hahaha. He prefers the veggies ;)

Shawn was a bit concerned about his calf. It was sick recently and hasn't been growing as much as expected. Then we saw the calves and cows. Yes, his calf, Lucero, was skinny. Poor thing, hope she's doing better now. We took some pics of them, nice. The day was perfect, not a single cloud, not too warm and the sky was blue and gorgeous.  It was getting late, so better go back to the city.

In our way back to Cotacachi we were talking about what to do later.
new boots!
Well, we were in Cotacachi and could think just about one thing: leather shopping! Last time I went with Lisa and it took us long since we didn't know what to buy and where to do it. This time would be much quicker. I wanted to go to the store I went last time, hehe. I became a regular customer ;)

But before shopping boots, we went to a grocery store to get some pop corn and limes. Pop corn for a snack later - doing it the Ecuadorian way: pop corn + aji. And limes because the pisco sour official bar tender was in town, hahaha. Then we went staight to my favorite store in town and the girl recognized me, hehehe. I just said hola! I already knew what I was looking for: boots! I needed black and burgundy ones. So I picked up them, tried and after not even 10min I was ready with shopping, yay! A new record!

Jen and me took our time walking back home.
Pisco Sours!
We were taking some pics of the quiet and lovely town and were just chatting. I have been in Cotacachi before, but never went into the church for example, hehehe. Now was the time to do it! We finally arrived home and were just chilling out there. Shawn made some pop corn and we had a beer, "to friendship!"

It was about 7pm and we were thinking about going somewhere for dinner. But before that we'd have a pisco sour! First pisco sour for Jen! Shawn squizzed the limes and I went to work, hehe, what a hard work. We toasted with pisco sours and were ready to go for dinner. Shawn told us that this town goes to sleep early. So better hurry up if we wanted to find the recommended restaurant open, but a 2nd pisco before leaving, hehehe. They were already ready, hihihi.

Shawn was right, street were quiet and the restaurant we were looking for was closed, buuu.
happy having dinner: Yadi, Shawn & Jen
Anyway, it was a good opportunity to take night pictures. It was a bit chilly, so it was better if we found a warm open place soon, hehe. We saw a restaurant in our way, but they were about closing, mmm.

Finally we decided to go to a touristy one. Shawn tried that once before, but wasn't very impressed with it. Ok, give it a try. Place was almost empty, mmm, not a good sign, but it was late and at least it'd be guarantee, that they would serve us fast and politely, hahaha. And so they did. First of all they brought the complimentary popcorn with aji, jejeje. This popcorn was better than Shawns :P.

We ordered one beer to share and our dishes. I know highlands is not the best place for seafood, but anyway I got shrimp with garlic. Shawn ordered filet mignon and Jen got grilled chicken.
pisco dessert: algarrobina :P
Food was tasty and service was nice. Right before leaving, we noticed there were a lot of people coming in. Hey! We attract customers, hahaha. Well, it was a large group who made a reservation. So good, we were leaving the place full :)

We arrived back home and before going to sleep we'd have dessert. What for dessert? Pisco! This time I prepared the pisco with algarrobina. This one tastes almost like bayleys. So this was the perfect sweet end for a nice and long day. We were getting tired and tomorrow we'd go back to Quito. So, it was time to recharge our batteries. Good night!
yadilitta says:
hahaha, you are right!
Posted on: Sep 11, 2009
NinjaFer says:
The Aji hid the burn taste:)haha!
Posted on: Sep 09, 2009
yadilitta says:
Really, oh well then I understand why he didn't recognize me. I don't think you bring many people who prefer to spend time with him than with the chickens :P I hope so too, she needs more grass. hahaha, yes, I know it was your 1st time. It wasn't that bad :)
Posted on: Aug 27, 2009
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chickens
chickens
Dirk in action. He loves his chick…
Dirk in action. He loves his chic…
new boots!
new boots!
Pisco Sours!
Pisco Sours!
happy having dinner: Yadi, Shawn &…
happy having dinner: Yadi, Shawn …
pisco dessert: algarrobina :P
pisco dessert: algarrobina :P
welcome to Cotacachi
welcome to Cotacachi
more chickens
more chickens
at the farm
at the farm
why doesnt anybody live here anym…
why doesn't anybody live here any…
Santiango and his cousin playing
Santiango and his cousin playing
enjoying the chicken
enjoying the chicken
mine!
mine!
the farm dogs
the farm dogs
he was just a visitor
he was just a visitor
the workers house
the worker's house
nice view of the volcano
nice view of the volcano
doing laundry
doing laundry
nice flowers
nice flowers
green flowers again...
green flowers again...
Mercedes
Mercedes
Lucero
Lucero
skinny Lucero
skinny Lucero
Mercedes again
Mercedes again
the calves: Mercedes and Lucero
the calves: Mercedes and Lucero
the calves and Dirk
the calves and Dirk
a young cowboy :P
a young cowboy :P
inside the church
inside the church
altar
altar
the altar inside the church
the altar inside the church
ceiling inside a church
ceiling inside a church
Cathedral at night
Cathedral at night
my garlic shrimp with salad and co…
my garlic shrimp with salad and c…
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