I shall try to faithfully update my blog.
It is really a record for our family but you are welcome to check in.
Let the adventure begin...
We arrived at the Guatemala City airport about 6:30 on Sunday 1/24/10.
Wow! The changes to the airport are amazing! So different than the first time I landed in Guatemala (2006).
Our driver (Jaime) picked us up and we headed for Antigua.
Dirty, noisy, beautiful, sunny, warm, happy, sad. All words that describe the Guatemala we have come to love.
After a quick stop at Dispensa for the necessities we need to set up housekeeping (and feed 3 hungry, tired and overexcited kids) we are dropped off at our apartment.
Settled in, we take a walk into town and head for our first stop Pollo Compero! We have not forgotten the yummy (greasy) chicken we loved before. Plus, we know it is safe to eat and with Ron's and my recent stomach issues we are not ready to ask for more trouble. It won't be long, though, before the memory of those amazingly yummy pineapple will be too much and we'll risk it :-).
Ella has developed a nasty cough, runny nose and fever so I head off to find a farmacia that is open for medicine. Sunday's are sacred here and most businesses are closed.
Don't tell Ron - but I got a bit turned around on the way home and I had to ask (yes, in Spanish) where the Apartamentos de Santa Rosa were. When I got back Ron thought I made good time - haha. The farmacia was 7.5 blocks away.
We met with the woman who is going to be helping us with our kids AND we met Paul, a retired missionary who has been so helpful to me in getting this trip arranged. He and his wife seem like genuinely kind people. I'm thankful to have them just 1.5 blocks away.
Now that you've been so patient....here comes the good part!