Fun BBQ in Pucon

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The local BBQ and Ribs/Sausage we ate later. Just like Scout Camp right?

 

We were invited by our hosts in Pucon to attend a local BBQ for an American who has lived in Pucon and is returning back to the states for awhile.  It was a fun experience – both in the place it was held, the people we met and the things we were able to experience.   The man who is moving back to the states is a huge supporter of the street dog movement here in Pucon – and he gave a very moving speech about people supporting street dogs.  You see, rich people from Santiago come here during the summer, hang out and play.  They also might grab a puppy from the street for their kids to play with – aw how cute… The problem is that upon leaving back to Santiago, almost all these dogs are left here in Pucon at a spot on the way out of town.  It’s a shame because dogs here are not like our dogs in the states – here as a dog you live on the street, or outside 100% of the time – even if you have an owner.  Chilean’s don’t really believe in spay/neuter as well – so you get all these dogs out on the streets at night – and lots of puppies follow…  He gave a very moving speech which hopefully will get people to support what he cares about.

The party was awesome.  There is a building that another guy owns that is basically a ‘party/bbq’ room.  This is where the American folks have a huge Thanksgiving party (120+ people) every year.  There is a covered BBQ pit outdoors, that leads into this great space – covered with signs, hats, and older nostalgic things.  At the end of feasting, a soccer (futbal) game ensued – Gavin went out and played.   Most of the younger adults here at the party are from other countries – including the US – Australia, New Zeland, England, etc.  So everyone knows/loves soccer.   The nice thing was that the older guys (20+ yrs old) went easy on the younger guys (10+ years old) so everyone had a good time.  During the game the mom of one of the guys came over and started talking to us – her son (who was playing) is also a professional soccer coach – and her other son is a professional goalie in Santiago – guess they like the sport!

Anyway – a great time was had by all.

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This is the grilling room – note the fire in the floor and then there is a open place in the roof for the smoke. Wish we had a place like this – it’s awesome.

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Notice the meat hanging from the ceiling?

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Cool Room – signs everywhere

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Salads brought by others – Cindy made orzo salad – which we love.

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Gavin doing his thing @ soccer game.

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More Soccer

 

Hayden found a guitar.

Hayden found a guitar.

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3 Comments

  1. Granddad says

    That some serious BBQ. Next time I am down in Lafayette, we will build a smoke house or BBQ pit at your place. I am glad to see Gavin getting right in there with everyone else. Those types of experiences is one of the reasons you are there. The pictures are excellent.

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  2. The first two photos look like they are from 100 years ago! So cool. Love the soccer/ guitar pictures.

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