, originally uploaded by Soasa Designs.
I haven't mentioned this here, but I've been on a mission to find a hula hoop here in Argentina. It's a great way to exercise, and I really miss my hoop back home! It's not a very common item here in AR, so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find the materials or a pre-fab hoop to buy. Wouldn't you know that one block from my house there's a hardware store with everything I needed for about $5 US?!
The kindly man in the hardware store really didn't understand what was going on, but he was very nice and helpful and interested in learning what I was doing. Broken Spanish be damned, we're makin' friends! Thanks for all your help Fernando!
You can tell how anxious I was to finish based on my CRAP tape job:) I was rushing so fast! It's a bit different from what I'm used to, more flexible and lighter. I had some difficulty with it but I figure it's been about 6 months since I hooped, I was hooping on the sidewalk outside my building, and my shirt has lycra and rayon in it...slippery! I think this one will work out nicely once I get the environment right. Need music, for sure!
My first Argentine hoop! They don't seem to have much of a hoop culture here...I hope I find some folks!
You can find a couple more shots here on my Flickr page.