Car parade & out with friends
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My friend Yananth text me in the morning asked me if i would like to join her and her friends to watch the "old car" parade. I was keen to the idea as i had fun talking to Yananth the night before and looked forward to talking more with her and meeting her friends. I had met yananth and her sister and mom the night before at a small party hosted by one of Diana's friends, just before the disco. So Yananth gets a taxi to where i stay and we walk to her friends house. She said it would be like 10-15 blocks :) lol ... oh my oh my was i in for a treat :))
For me here in the states a block = from 1 street to the next street typically, and being that we were in the city, this made sense to me. So 10-15 blocks = piece of cake, its like 85-90 out(fahrenheit) so will be a nice walk on a warm sunny day.
We got to her friends place, and enjoyed the parade with some popcorn and ice water. Then we drove and parked at Dianas place and went to a street fair(only happens on the parade weekend). We had a nice evening chatting and walking and seeing what was around. I had some good street food, like corn on the cobb that was cooked over a flame a bit and some very nice chuso (beef meat on a stick) one of anthony bourdains favorite things :) we finished the night outside a disco/bar type place and sat out on the balcony with our drinks served on a big wooden barrel. With Yananth, her sister and I going crazy with sprite ;) and the other 3 enjoying lots of rum :) Generally speaking if i drink one night i am not much in the mood to drink the following night = sprite and water for me. We called it a night and all went to our seperate homes, the end! :)