Tag: vacation

So, in my previous post, Paul vs. The Volcano, I talked about the hike up Pacaya. Once we reached the top, the guides said: Let’s go “down” into the lava fields. What? That means we’d have to climb back up! I’ve already down lots of up-climbing. Can’t we stay here? 😀 Well, I may have ridden a horse, but I’m no quitter! Away we go. Down. Down. Down. As I found out later, when we came back up, we had…

As my last act on my final full day in Antigua, Guatemala, I decided to climb a volcano. Actually, the decision was made a week or two before. I had solicited the opinions of a few people. None of them said that it was difficult; however, as I’ve learned before, opinions are based on the person’s own experience. What may not be difficult to you may be difficult to someone else, and vice versa. So, what the heck, I decided…

Everywhere that I go in my travels, I try to make sure to take a few pictures with my phone to record the GPS location. At the end of the year I can look back and see where I’ve been, or at least where I’ve taken pictures. As you can see from the map, thanks to Lightroom, I’ve pretty much stayed east of The Mississippi River this year. I enjoyed all of the trips, the various walks around those places…

There are those moments, sometimes, that I just wish that I had a camera with me or had had my camera out and ready to take a picture. One particular morning, while walking the streets of Antigua, I experienced that. I saw two older guys riding bicycles down the street, nothing unusual about that, but they were being pulled by Dobermans! These dogs looked quite up to the task and seem to be enjoying it! Certainly, I’ve seen Huskies pulling…

I’m not a fan of doing group tours, or touristy things, in general, but, from time to time, I’ll stray off of my well-worn path and try something. While in Guatemala, I took the opportunity to visit Tikal. Tikal is located about a 10-hour bus ride or 45 minute plane ride from Antigua. When I asked about the visit to Tikal, I was given two prices. One for the bus, the other for the plane. Well, there was a $200…

The other day, during my morning walk, I heard a familiar sound that I hadn’t heard for a few months. A diesel engine … that of a school bus! The drivers were out practicing their routes, getting timings, or becoming familiar with the route, I suppose. Yesterday, I saw this group of people floating lazily down the Saluda River in Columbia, SC. There were a few kids in the mix. Now, it’s time to put down those summer party favors…

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