December 18, 2004

I don't know where I'm a gonna go when Pacaya blows

[With apologies to Mr. Buffet]

Tomorrow morning, we merry and intrepid two (my sister in law and me) will depart at 6:00 a.m. to scale the active volcano, Pacaya. We arrived in Guatemala yesterday after a tough flight with 2 underslept and overcolded children. I leave tomorrow, bringing with me water, camera, and my fear of heights to attempt the "thrilling but terrifying ascent" (guidebook) up the cone of the most active volcano in Guatemala. Should be fun. Of course, plenty of people have been robbed on this climb but it is supposed to be much safer now. We'll see. Pictures to follow upon the return.

How is Guatemala? Let me simply quote the Girl Child who said to me, as we strolled around her grandparents' garden, "My, it sure is a beautiful day here, Pappa." And now I must go. The Girl Child and the pool beckon.


Posted by Random Penseur at December 18, 2004 04:37 PM

Glad to hear of your safe arrival. Enjoy your time there!

Posted by: Wicked H at December 18, 2004 07:40 PM

Put that pc down this instant! Stop blogging immediately and go drink a nice local beer and ejoy yourself!

Posted by: Helen at December 20, 2004 06:30 AM

Good stuff! If you are coffee drinkers, don't forget to take a couple of bags of Guatemalan coffee home with you. They used to have a free coffee bar set up at the airport departure lounge, but you could get it much cheaper in the local markets and even hypermercados (?, maybe Bolivia) in Guatemala city. THe rum in the straw braided bottle was pretty good also, although I had my doubts about it's being aged 23 years.Sorry, been almost 15 years so I've forgotten the name.

Posted by: lirelou at December 22, 2004 03:05 AM
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