The festivities where scheduled to begin last night for one of (if not the) longest Carnival celebrations in the world.  But something(one) upstairs was not ready to start; hence the strongest downpour of rain that I have seen here in the past 3 months arrived…along with the strongest wind.

But don’t fret, these Montevideans are not giving up and have scheduled to start the parade on Sunday – when the forecast says the first clear day will arrive.  They don’t mess around with their Carnival times here.

On a sidenote, I am hoping that they can somehow figure out how to put Queen or Duran Duran tunes in with the Carnival season festivities.  I have been shocked before with their love of the 80s music, and I would be happily shocked again…

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