A few days at Finca Ixobel

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The entrance to the cave we crawled/swam through.

We were on our way from the Tikal area to Rio Dulce on the 16th and we decided to stop off at a 400 acre farm called Finca Ixobel.  And then we stayed about 4 days.  We did a cave swimming/exploring trip for which I wanted to kill Beau (two hour hike one way through muddy trails to the cave....I was breathing so heavily I think our guide thought I was some kind of asthmatic invalid) and another river tubing adventure, this time with lots of rapids.  We watched several world cup games on a tv brought out specially for the tournament.  And we met a nice Israeli couple who are driving us to Rio Dulce.  Good times. yay! Good food. yay!  A lot of mosquitos. boo!  I look like I have the chicken pox.  And I ran out of my 98% DEET, cancer-inducing Jungle Juice.  With only Cutter Backwoods to rely on, I think my chances of dengue fever are increasing.     

 

rmwick says:
Me too. Buck up little kinney! Sounds like you are getting in shape. Glad to see your getting some good solid fatherly advice on combating infectious disease with alcohol. Shalom to the Isrealis.
Posted on: Jun 22, 2006
rwick says:
Just caught up on your blog. I was wondering if you were in Guatemala yet.
Sounds like the insect population is good in Guatemala. Cave tubing looked like fun. You have seen some interesting sights. I think if you keep enough alcohol in your system you should be able to avoid any insect related diseases. Seems to work for me. Haven't got West Nile yet.
Posted on: Jun 22, 2006
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The entrance to the cave we crawle…
The entrance to the cave we crawl…
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The river tubing group.  The Israe…
The river tubing group. The Isra…
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The raging rapids of the Machaqui…
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