For the Chilean independence holiday, Dieciochera (September 18), you may remember that there was a weeklong festival in the park next door. The festival is sponsored at least in part by the city of Providencia, and the city provides the park’s immediate neighbors with free entrance tickets to the festival. This gesture is, I suspect, a sort of apology for all the disruption. Our apartment complex is right next to the park. During the festival traffic is heavy around our usually quiet block, and finding a parking spot is nearly impossible. Noise is also an issue. Concerts would start around noon, and music would blare from the park until midnight. We could hear it inside our apartment, and we’re on the side opposite of the park! I can’t image being in one of the units that faces the park.
The city sent us a few different types of tickets. Basically, we were all able to go together two times. But we also had two tickets that could be used repeatedly for the entire week. So, at any given time, two of us could go enjoy ourselves.
So, one afternoon, Rosebud and I went together. It was like a mother-daughter date. Here she is all dressed up and ready to go.
You can see she had a spring in her step as we headed to the park.
We went early before it was too crowded so that she’d have a chance to ride some of the rides, like the mini-ferris wheel…
the little merry-go-round for which she was almost too big…
the airplane ride — again, look how big she looks!
She also had a long turn in a moon bounce before we watched a clown/superhero’s balloon show.
Apology accepted, city of Providencia. 🙂