This weekend, we hit the road again, destination the outskirts of Pando.
This may look like a motorcycle convention but this is just a portion of the parking lot at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Called the Center of Education for Jehovah's Witnesses.
I took this picture as a reminder that Motorcycles in this country are a mass means of transportation here. Back in the States, I would have been lectured on the dangers of motor bikes, (since I'm a klutz that lecture would be quite fitting) but here the economics of maintaining and owning a car (gas/nafta is expensive) makes owning a motorcycle an attractive alternative, perhaps the only choice for some.
Wally and I both bought "Bikes" here in Uruguay and yes I did crash mine several times! Which is probably the reason I was glad when we could finally afford to buy a car, a VW Bug or "Fusca" as you have read before. Wally has owned motorcycles in his past and is a very safe driver. Here in Uruguay, early bicycle riding no doubt prepares the populace to cope with 2 wheels better than I did.
In an interview ( I was asked to do) on what a retiree does to fill their days here in Uruguay, I am glad to be able to have these occasions added to my life and find fellowship with my Uruguayan Brothers.