Sunday, July 5, 2009

Proud to be Americans (in Guatemala)

Despite the rain filled week that we just finished, this weekend turned out to be pretty much the best one ever - at least weather wise. We had our fair share of fun celebrating our American Independence at BBQs all weekend long. Turns out being patriotic is a great way to make some more friends!

Saturday morning we made the final arrangements for our "big" move next weekend to the other side of town where we will officially be living until June 2010. Then we hit a 4th of July BBQ with a bunch of other gringo NGOers (and some Guatemalans too). Sunday morning Ben christened his new bike with a ride up the volcano while I hit the market to stock up on produce for the week. That afternoon we had a small fiesta of our own with a few friends we've made since our arrival in Antigua.

Here's a brief photo recap that unfortunately does not include any photos of gringos BBQing - guess the camera doesn't work so well when you're having such a good time that you forget to take it out of your purse!

Check out the amazing view of Volcan Agua that we enjoyed all weekend. It's actually pretty rare that you can see the peak, especially during rainy season (like it is now), but somehow we lucked out 2 days in a row. Be jealous - very jealous!

a sunny afternoon on Quinta Avenida

Ben was loving his very first ride up the volcano with Dan

of course we have to show off his new (used) ride too

firing up the grill for a little neighborly get together

Hope you all had an enjoyable 4th of July weekend too!

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