20 August 2008
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14 August 2008
we found the train and got there just in time to watch a few train cars go by. after the train passed i jumped at the opportunity to get some photos of M walking the tracks. He loves trains! he can sit for hours flipping through a train magazine. so once i promised that "we'd know if another train was coming and i'd tell him to get off the track" he decided it was ok to start walking.
after balancing on the rails he said he "couldn't believe that the train wheels could actually fit on that small, skinny rail".
i love when i take a few minutes to experience these opportunities. i love it even more when i have the camera with me! i think he could have hung out here all day. that is until the next train came.
13 August 2008
Antigua Guatemala may be the most outstanding and best-preserved colonial city in Spanish America. The Spanish Colonial style permeates every part of the town: its houses, churches, squares, parks and ruins, also its traditions and folklore as well. Antigua is a city of charm and color where you can see and buy an overwhelming variety of attractive, handmade products that honor the traditions of generations of artisans.
this was a carving hanging on a wall in a hotel. i loved seeing all the wood furniture and wished i could have come home with some of it.
i thought this was the coolest piece of art. the bottom section made out of flat metal strips represents the skirt, and the glass piece on top is the body. what an incredible sculpture, this photo does not do it justice.the grounds at this hotel were amazing. so tasteful and so simple. like this concrete bowl of water with rose petals floating in it.
walking down the street we saw this school. i peaked in the window and saw these children hard at work. love their wood tables and chairs. some saw me and waved. wish i could have gone in and observed them for a couple of hours.
we had local Guatemalan food for lunch. served with rice and vegetables it was really good.
one of my favorite photos. i just love the simplicity of laundry hanging on the line. something, no matter what culture you come from, we all have in common.
i feel blessed to have C as such a good friend. And now baby A....someone for me to buy pink things for! this was such a fantastic trip. i am so glad that all the stars lined up to make the trip possible and i can't express how happy and proud i am of my friend C. thanks so much for asking me to come with you, it was a trip that i will never forget. congrats on miss A and welcome to the mommy club!