Monday, January 25, 2010

When the Sicklers came to town

My two families together! Crazy to see the cultures of North Dakota and rural Guatemala meet up; it definitely says something for globalization :)

My parents hanging out in the corn field on my walk to work.

We stayed at a beautiful hotel for a couple days on the lake...incredibly refreshing (except for the 100 stairs we had to climb up the mountain to reach our room!)

Matt and I kayaking on Lake Atitlan.

My family looks like giants compared to my old host family in San Antonio!

I never thought I'd be the one to end up teaching my mom how to do laundry...but then again it changes things when you don't have a washing machine. I wash my clothes at the pila (the cement basin) almost every weekend...super fun...

We hiked up Pacaya with a guide and were fortunate enough to see the lava! It was spurting out slowly, and they grey you see on top is the lava cooling. Although I wouldn't by any means call it cool; the air was thick with heat.

El Volcan Payaca

My poor mom going up the volcano on horseback...I don't know if she'll ever forgive us!

We stopped on the way to my house for a quick visit to the ruins at Iximche.

My dad and brother at the top of Cerro de la Cruz, overlooking Antigua. The volcano in the back is the Volcan de Agua.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Your mom looked less than thrilled to be on the back of that horse but how fun it must have been to see real volcanos with red hot lava. Too cool!

    That is some corn to be almost twice as tall as your dad! How do they harvest it???