Hi, all - After 2 busy weeks this felt like the first day I had 2 seconds to rub together for just resting and people watching. This morning those of us still in town (The Dalles group plus Kay Cee from Burbank) went on a 3 hour horseback ride into the mountains. Our horses were typical of horses here - scrawny and wiry and patient (pretty much the same as the street dogs only bigger). We headed along the highway leading to Guatemala for awhile, then up through the mountains and through villages (PHOTOS 1 and 2). We passed through a rock quarry where we discovered the laborious process required to provide all the beautiful paving stones we see in town (PHOTO 3) and we generally made a spectacle of ourselves - 10 gringas on horseback way off the beaten path. PHOTO 5 shows my family's dogs, Lulu and her son Cafe (coffee).
Tonight is our last night with our host families and I am having a difficult time processing that. I'm feeling really frail emotionally already since I'm missing my beloved niece Ashley's wedding tonight. :o(
I may post again tomorrow if the internet is up. On Monday the rest of the group flies home and Mike flies in. I'll switch to holemansinhonduras.blogspot.com , though more often than not Mike and I will be in places where the internet isn't available. Happy trails to all!!!