Tag: vacation

In yesterday’s post, I featured a picture of this car and Cedric wanted to know the story. Well, this shot was taken in Antigua Guatemala on Cerro de la cruz, or, The Hill of the Cross. On this particular day, there were quite a few people there. One of my fellow students, Meghan, and I walked up to the top of the hill. According to my FitBit, about 34 stories. Not too bad. While we were up there, we noticed…

Some of my friends, and coworkers, will ask: When are you going to post pictures of your trip? Now, that’s a good question. Of course, I post them here as I write blog posts, but, as my fellow photographers know, selecting pictures to post or print is a process. I’m still going through the photos that I took in Guatemala, some 2 weeks after my return, and I’ve found exactly 3 that I may want to print. The rest, good…

On the first full day that we were in Guatemala, a Sunday, Kayla and I were sitting on the upper porch, or veranda. I was enjoying the view. From my vantage point, all that I could see were tropical plants, including a couple of lime trees in the courtyard, a papaya tree, corn, and a pomegranate tree … all right there from my little bench. To the back of the bench was a wall. If you walked a few feet…

If you look at the featured image, you can see a Guatemalan street scene. Within this scene there are a few women and even a girl. For the most part, Guatemalan women and men dress pretty modestly. Some women wear a traditional, colorful, belted dress, others wear jeans and t-shirts. The jeans are not particularly tight like you might see here in the U.S. Modest. On Wednesday, June 28th (Thank you Exif data), we were about to go out into…

While I was in Antigua, I put quite a few miles on the old sneakers, or should I say, quite a few kilometers. In fact, when I looked back at that week, from Sunday to Saturday, I put in 99 kilometers, or about 25 loops around Antigua. Antigua is a nice 1 Km x 1 Km, so about 4 km, or 2.5 miles around the parameter. Some mornings I walked all the way around, others, I went street by street…

I wish that it weren’t true, but it is. My niece is completely, unabashedly addicted to her cellphone and to social media. The whole time that we were in Guatemala, it was a difficult time to get her to unplug for more than a few minutes at a time. In fact, I had to demand that she not use the phone at the table during breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as while walking down the cobblestone streets of Guatemala…

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