Just when you think that it's going to be a quiet, uneventful Saturday afternoon, the faint sounds of a tuba playing can be heard a couple of blocks away.
Today was our barrio's turn to host El Señor del Encino before he returns to his home in the nearby ranch community of Ocotes de Moya.
Under normal circumstances, El Señor del Encino is accompanied by loud cohetes (fireworks). But the town's cohetero (firework technician), who was also one of Hope's teachers, passed away at the beginning of this year in a fiery accident.
Here is a short video of our barrio's farewell: