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On the road again. – Traveling Quilt Teacher.

The temperature rose into the100’s today. I do love the heat, but it’s hard to sleep tonight, even the fan is struggling. It’s midnight and  began this blog some 5 hours ago, but tiredness took its toll and I retired only to be back up in the silence of the night, writing. The image below was taken yesterday on the boardwalk at Redondo Beach Pier at sunset. Our Son and his wife and family have an apartment here, just one block from the Ocean so it’s a treat for these hills dwellers to spend time at the beach.   I love this place. I like the ambience, the color, the ocean and the friendliness of the locals. My favorite food to buy here is the shrimp ceviche, I eat it with a passion, and at just a few dollars it’s an absolute  bargain. The beach is beautiful and with this bout of warm weather I’m not really complaining.   Our small people enjoy what the beach has to offer while Mum does fitness training. The …

Another day of travel, another country.

I sleep little the night before I leave. Goodness, I spend most of my life traveling, you’d think that I would be used to it. OK, yes I am, but it’s the fact that I need to have all my ducks in a row and I have been known to forget something… Like my undies for instance. Having to replace them in Thailand was hilarious. I’m not huge, but I’m also not Thai size!

The colors of Guatemala.

We don’t stay in Guatemala City, but venture out to the city of Antigua, an hour and a half away from the main city. Antigua is a small city surrounded by volcanoes in southern Guatemala. It’s renowned for its Spanish colonial buildings, many of them restored following a 1773 earthquake that ended Antigua’s 200-year reign as Guatemala’s colonial capital. Notable architectural examples include baroque La Merced, a squat, yellow-and-white church. It’s an integral part of the city’s famous Semana Santa, a holy week with parades and rituals.

The second part of the trip will be to stay at Lake Atitlan at a hotel nestled on the lake. The beauty will take your breath away.