While we were gone we put together a 60 page iPhoto book of our images From Colfax to Xela as well as many more that didn't make it onto the blog. We received it a few days after we returned home and are so happy we invested the time and money. It has been a great way to show our family and friends the story of our time in Guatemala and is going to be a great addition to our coffee table books!
This is the cover image and my favorite photo from Guatemala.
Looking back through the photos has made me long for my afternoons spent blogging away in some Guatemalan cafe. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting about some of our favorite (and least favorite) memories of Xela....as long as our computer cooperates. Stay tuned!
We were stilling in the lap at ICA the first time it happened. Our 3 and half year old iBook was turned off and when we tried to turn it on there was a flash of the screen and 4 scary beeps. Without prior warning, it wouldn't turn on. After an hour or so of charging up, we tried again and phew! we had liftoff. Not thinking much about the beeps the next time we tried to power it on, it happened again. Ugh! Well, when it Guatemala it isn't so easy to walk into the Genius Bar at Apple, so we came up with a new plan.....don't turn it off......for 2 months! No problem.
Now that we're back in D-Town and the Genius Bar is at our fingertips we decided it was time to address the issue. After waiting days during this busy holiday season we finally got an appointment and soon learned that it could be our logic board and hard drive. Oh yeah....now we do sort of remember that rainbow pinwheel spinning a lot lately. But to fix it we have to send it out. Hmmmm....let's get a second opinion.
Yesterday I ponied up and made a visit to the Mac Outlet. Well, it seems that 4 beeps are pretty rare. Apparently so rare that none of the tech nerds had even see it before! All their cheering and applauding made me feel pretty proud for a few seconds, but it soon ended when I was told that 4 beeps = processing problem = very expensive, maybe not even worth the value of the computer. Boo hoo hoo!!!
We haven't given up all hope yet....after all when it's on, it works. It's just that turning it on and off seems to be an issue. So, if you have any experise in the area of this problem or happen to be a Mac Genius randomly reading this blog, PLEASE offer your advice! Until we get this little problem under control, our days of blogging (and everything else internet based) will sadly be few and far between. Wish us luck!
Gypsies at heart, we’ve packed up our Colfax Avenue apartment, left our jobs & said our goodbyes with hopes of making a difference in the lives of many as well as our own. Share in our adventure as we uproot ourselves from the mile high city & road trip through Mexico, on our way to a new home & new way of life in Guatemala. UPDATE: After 2 amazing years of living and loving in Latin America this family of three is learning the art of settling down in Charlotte, NC where we purchased our first fixer home. Stay turned to follow our adventures of a different sort - exploring another totally new culture (the South!) & DIYing the heck out of our home!
"It's not having what you want, It's wanting what you've got." -Sheryl Crow
Stops Along Our Way
USA Denver Las Vegas San Diego Chula Vista Los Angeles Nogales Tucson Phoenix Pagosa Springs Denver Memphis Nashville Asheville Charlotte
Baja, California Tijuana Ensenada Cataviña Bahía de Los Angeles Guerrero Negro San Ignacio Santa Rosalía Mulegé Bahía Concepcion Loreto La Paz Todos Santos Cabo San Lucas San Jose Del Cabo Cabo Pulma Los Barriles
Mexico Topolobompo Los Mochis Mazatlán San Blas Chacala Sayulita Puerto Vallarta Melaque Barra de Navidad Manzanillo Michoacán Coast Playa Azul Troncones Zihuatanejo Ixtapa Pie De La Cuesta Acapulco Pinotepa Nacional Puerto Escondido Oaxaca City Teotitlán del Valle San Bartolo Coyotepec Playa Azul Tehuantepec El Aguacero Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapa del Corzo Cañón Sumidero San Cristóbal de Las Casas San Juan Chemula San Lorenzo Zinacantán Cascadas El Chiflón Agua Azul Villahermosa Palenque Veracruz Xalapa Coatepec Puebla Cholula San Juan Teotihuacán Mexico City Querétaro San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato Guadalajara Tlaquepaque Tonolá Sayulita Mazatlán Guaymas Nogales Guatemala Huehuetenango Salcajá Totonicapan Quetzaltenango (Xela) Antigua Guatemala City Monterrico Sololá Lago Atitlán Panajachel San Marcos La Laguna Santa Cruz La Laguna San Juan La Laguna Santiago San Pedro La Laguna San Antonio Palopo Jaibalito Chichicastenango Coban Semuc Champey Flores Tikal Rio Dulce Livingston San Marcos Tejutla Puerto Barrios Ciudad Hildalgo Honduras Copan Ruinas Roatán Tela La Ceiba
El Salvador Playa El Tunco La Libertad San Salvador Suchitoto
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