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postcards from the road

A few highlights from our trip…

Guillermo climbed Long’s Peak with my dad- North Face/cable route!  They had a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky

We got to see beautiful aspen trees


We spent time with the Kim family in San Jose, CA

We saw my Grandpa and Great Uncle, whom I hadn’t seen in quite a while.

Farmhouse where my great-great-grandfather was born in Hollister, CA

We from San Jose, down Highway 1, stayed in Morro Bay and ended up in Ventura to stay with the Hodges (no pics with them, sad)



We stayed with Guillermo’s aunt and uncle in Sierra Madre, CA



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Monday afternoon in pictures

Do you know what this is?  The beginnings of juice…

Our one and only Christmas decoration

Our 2000 piece puzzle hasn’t made it very far.  Don’t you like our new table?  Made from one big tree in Olancho.

Brownie cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.  I’m using restraint to not try one until after dinner.

Bundled up for a walk- it is cold.

I’ll do the dishes later.


Flame of the Forest, on the ground.

November moon.

“Skreeches to a halt”

Ivy at the nice house.

Re-doing the church

Clouds in the mud.

I’ve always wanted to take a picture of these when we drive by.

Where we live.

Local flower market.

Fading beauties.

The flower lady is kind of mean sometimes.

PS-I have a lovely bunch of these Cala Lilies on my bedside table thanks to the husband!

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daily photo

Snapped this while organizing the study.

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We got away this weekend for our anniversary to Amapala.  We had considered what would be the best destination and decided against the North Coast because it is too far away for just one weekend and also the price.  Amapala is 2 hrs away to the south.  You park your car at the dock and take a 2 minute boat acorss to Isla de la Tigra.  While it was nice to get out of the city and we enjoyed the beautiful natual surroundings of the beach and the islands… Amapala was also a little depressing.  It is an area that is in an extreme economical struggle.  Every person we encountered who worked in the tourism industry was desperate for our business.  We stayed at the “nicest” hotel on the island, yet they didn’t have mantequilla which is a staple of Honduran food and they didn’t have milk for the coffee in the morning.  Sometimes I just want to get away from this reality, for a break, but you can see how that is hard.  This teaches us how to take “inward” breaks and have disciplines like joy, celebration, solitude and rest that we practice in the midst of chaos and poverty.

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things to be happy about:

gm 005So handsome…

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…but he has a low pain tolerance for photos.

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Apparently my not-to-subtle-hints have paid off.  It doesn’t hurt that a block from the entrance of our neighborhood you can buy flowers like this for around $2.  At that rate and at that proximity, there are no excuses to be found 🙂

Appreciating a great husband today!

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photo essay

This is a great photo essay about Congo War Orphans

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road trip to the wild west

Yesterday was a national holiday so, we went to Olancho to visit Guillermo’s grandparents and to spend some time at the family farm.  We went with friends Walter, Gisela and my sister-in law, Carmen Gabriela.

First we stopped in Punuare, where Guillermo’s dad’s family is from.  For the first time I saw what I had only heard about: men wearing pistols on their belts.  I only saw one, but it was still exciting.  We visited with Guillermo’s grandpa, aunt and uncle.  His Grandma was in Tegucigalpa with another aunt.  I used the bathroom at the house, which they informed me did not have a curtain across the door, but it was fine because it was “just us”.  No problem for me, until I sat down and realized the outside door was wide open and the next door neighbors, anyone on the street etc had full views of the bathroom.  Ni modo.  Oh well.  We were lauging about this later in the car, and Guillermo said, “Are you going to blog about that?”  So here you go.

After we left Punare, we stopped on the road for a picnic lunch next to bridge and a beautiful yellow flowered tree.  20 minutes later, we were in La Vega.  We have a few cows that live there, including some little twins that were recently born.  We napped in the hammocks, had coffee and tortillas with quajada cheese and opened a watermellon.  It was hot, and there were  A LOT of flies, but it was really nice.  Guillermo had gone for a walk down by the river but then Don Chilo brought a couple horses down and so he got on one and was riding through the river and back towards the house.  He had his running shoes on and didn’t want to get them wet when they rode through the river, so he took his feet out of the stirrups and started lifting his feet up… which spooked the horse… in the middle of the river…. which led to Guillerm falling straight into the water!!  Luckily, he had given the little camera (not my baby, the digital SLR) to Walter.  Walter got a picture of the action, which I will post later.  Un-luckily, his wedding ring came off in the river.  😦   I took my turn to ride, on the other horse, of course.   We left La Vega around 4 and had an un-eventful ride back to Teguc.

Here is the day in pictures:


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