12.8.08 Tikal to Finca Isabel
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Weâ€™ve died and gone to Heaven! Weâ€™re enjoying the wonderful ambiance of the fabulous Finca Isabel. Let me set the scene for you. Weâ€™re sitting under archways of an outdoor porch. A colorful hammock is looking inviting one arch over. Weâ€™re at a 12â€™ long wooden farmhouse talbe. I see 4 more just like it. There is soft Spanish music with a good beat just loud enough to add to the ambiance. A couple in love snuggle in the mahogany chairs nearby. Iâ€™ve just tested the delicious Guatemalen beer, Gallo Cerveza, and deem it very nice.
Weâ€™ve hiked to the pond where more hammocks and wooden chaise lounges await, weâ€™re parked under the trees, weâ€™ve delivered our laundry to the house next door for pickup tomorrow, weâ€™ve signed up for dinner tonight at 7 pm, and Shawn has given us a tour of the place.
I supposedly can get wi-fi here, but I cannot figure out the router. Maybe by the time I go to send, their IM guy will be done checking people in and help me. Otherwise, Iâ€™ll use the USB stick and their computer. Iâ€™d love to IM Ned as itâ€™s been so hard getting through by phone. We left a message yesterday for him before we left
Everything is very rain foresty and humid. It rains a few times a day and then the sun comes back out. Nothing dries. Thatâ€™s one reason weâ€™re so thrilled to get our laundry done with a real dryer. We do not have the option of self-service laundries south of the border.
We were a bit surprised by the $22 US per person entry fee that we had to return to the RV to scrounge more money. If youâ€™re planning this journey, bring
We met a nice Australian couple this morning headed to
Also, if you go to
Remember, pets are not allowed in the National Park.
We also stopped by Canopy Tours and talked briefly from the rig with Alberto, who seemed to understand when I mentioned Bill and Annette Halberstadt from last year. That was fun!
So it was a few hours over mostly excellent roads from
Okay, I cannot seem to get my computer to recognize the wireless network, so Iâ€™m going to have to use their computer. Bummer. I also recommend not getting a
Oh! There is a little 3-wheeled covered scooter around here that is used as a taxi and I want one! Iâ€™m sure I could pick the kids up from school in it.
Also, people walk so much here! We do too. We laughed to think about the kids walking home one mile from school. Three friendsâ€™ Moms stopped them along the way to ask if they needed a ride. The next day, kids at school were asking if they had ride troubles because they were walking. One mile! And I even met a friend one time when she was walking to the store and I stopped to ask what in the world she was doing. People just donâ€™t walk a quarter mile in
Okay, running to update before dinner. Lots of fun here! Hope to catch up on emails soon.