Today is our last in Antigua for a time. Of course the day is gorgeous. The sky is brilliant blue. The volcanoes are clear of clouds. So, I’m watching Fuego puff it’s puffs. Agua sits to the south stretching upwards like the earth slowly trying to invade heaven.
Soon we will go find bus tickets for our journey south. We leave Guatemala behind, something seen, something done, future fodder for small talk with strangers.… Read the rest
I went and caught a cold. I haven’t been doing a lot other than drinking a lot of water. We ate at a French Crepe restaurant that Jill fell in love with. I guess that was Valentine’s Day and the day before. Today we dropped off a load of laundry and went for a walk. We’ve been trying to figure out a route for our travels and the plan keeps evolving.… Read the rest
Christmas Day here brought more fireworks at noon. I’m not sure why, but midnight and noon were special Christmas firework times. I didn’t do a lot today. I fiddled with the low-flow toilet for a while but I don’t think I adjusted the flushes correctly. Jill and I watched Gran Torino and The Watchmen on Netflix. The Watchmen is a bloody movie, I forgot that from the first time I saw it.… Read the rest
Here I’m sitting in a hammock listening to a sermon in Spanish from our neighbor church. Jill, me and Florie are alone in an empty hostel. Wellington went to watch the futbol game somewhere. I was thinking last night about football. In USA it’s a game where the main body part touching the ball are hands. Seems like soccer/futbol has a better claim to the name.… Read the rest
Today was full of packing and eating. We fit what we could in our luggage and abandoned the rest to cubbyholes here and there. I burnt the oatmeal a little this morning while I checked into our flight to Cancun. We still ate it and the stuff that wasn’t burned was delicious. Jill put pumpkin puree on hers and loved it.… Read the rest
Today we were pretty stressed out. It seems that leaving the country without a packaged vacation and a return ticket is hair raising. Happy Halloween!
We walked to the post office and mailed a couple letters and a package. We catalogued all our passwords and log-ins. We wrote down important phone numbers. We put it all in our shoes. Don’t tell anyone!… Read the rest
Jill and I went for a walk this morning. It was quite cool. We are both excited to leave Florida for now. Its fun to follow the heat. The septic guy came and drained Matt’s tank while Jill and I ate lunch on the dock. My brother once uttered the wisdom, You’ve got to accept it like the septic tank. We did just that in the bright sunlight.… Read the rest
Today we were woken up at 6 AM but the unpleasant chirp of the fire alarm. The fire alarm is on the 20 foot ceiling and we have no ladder. That continued going off every minute or so until after 8 AM, a wonderful way to start the morning. I called the manufacturer and by the time they got back to me the chirping went away.… Read the rest