We went to Ecuador because my great aunt was celebrating her 95th birthday and it turned into a bit of a family reunion.  My mother was born in Ecuador and while I was born in the states, we still have a ton of family there that we keep in touch with.  My cousin Rossana and her husband Fernando recently completed building a beautiful home in Tumbaco, a suburb of Quito, and hosted the party there. It was a huge success with lovely toasts, family from all over, and then hours and hours of dancing.  Feliz dia!