One of the ‘perks’ of living in a small and tranquil country such as Uruguay are lazy Fall days. One can take a stroll at Parque Rodo and people watch, read a book, or even listen to really obnoxious imitation rap music.
We live a few blocks from a park named Parque Rodo in Montevideo, Uruguay. Its a nice place to take kids during the warm months because it boast a small carnival. Where youngsters can ride; Haunted House rides, bumper cars, spinny-wheeling-rides, and so much more.
The park also offers a much calmer ride for the adults-pedal boats on their man made pond-. Or one can just occupy a bench and people watch. On Sundays the park hosts the ‘Ferria Domingo’ Sunday Market, where one can purchase ‘what not’ and vegetables.
We like to walk over there with our 7 month old puppy and create havoc. Or at least that’s what happened the most recent time. Midori-our puppy- is so friendly-a trait for Labradors- that she goes up to anybody and wags her tail, says hello, gets a pat on the head, and then walks to the other person. We’ve been lucky with the people she charms her way too, except for this one time.
An Ice cream dude wheeling a cart saw Midori approach him and bolted for the street. Of course Midori thought it was a game, as I like to place chase with her myself. And the ice cream dude freaked out. Like totally!
It was funny, I was laughing cause little Midori was just playing with the guy and the person almost popped in his pants. I know it could sound cruel, maybe the man got attacked or something, but in my defense I was not the only one laughing. There were three park security people and one of them approached me and asked me in Spanish; “Can you watch your dog better it scared the ice cream man”. She said it with a sort of laughing tone, I had to laugh again. Then the other security people were laughing too. Midori went over to them and got a pat in the head.
I digress, during the Summer time in Uruguay which is December through February there is always some sort of event, groups gathering around to practice yoga or some kids playing a rough game of Futbal.
There is something for everybody. So if you are ever in the area on a nice warm and sunny day, stop on by Parque Rodo and please don’t run away from a puppy.