Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vegas Baby, Vegas!

Finally at the ages of nearly 32 and nearly 29 we can no longer say that we haven't been to Las Vegas! Mostly because it was a great stopping point for us on our drive from Denver to San Diego, we spent 2 nights and 1 day in Vegas. Lucky for us we left with pretty much most of our money (minus 2 nights hotel and a few meals out). We're not too into the gambling thing, so we spent most of our time walking the strip, taking in the sights with all the other tourists. It was exhausting. Vegas itself was pretty much what we expected, but we hadn't prepared ourselves for all the people manuvering that had to be done.

Krista's Vegas Highlights:
  • Sleeping in a comfy King-size bed (it's been awhile since I had a good night's sleep!)
  • Relaxing in the jacuzzi
  • Drinking the best $9 Margarita I've ever had at the Bellagio (while watching the fountain show)
  • Wandering through the Wynn and Encore hotel/casinos (they are BEAUTIFUL!)
  • Finally seeing the Blue Man Group!

Ben's Vegas Highlights:
  • Stuffing himself full of sushi & various other seafood
  • Getting free beers everywhere! (even if he was sitting at the penny slots!)
  • Taking in the sight of the amazing atrium at the Bellagio
  • People watching.....could have been some of the best ever!
  • Paying $15.99/night for hotel wireless (guess Vegas had to get our money somehow!)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Our Legacy on Colfax

Way back when in August of 2004 when we moved into The Colonnade Lofts we were newbies on the Fax. Lined with seedy bars, liquor stores, tattoo shops and other "adult" stores, a lot of people looked at us like we were crazy when we would tell them we lived on this infamous street. Yes, we'll give that to them, this move was a bit out of our character, but we had a feeling that Colfax was on the verge of reinventing itself and we wanted to be here when it happened. And we were right! It didn't take long until we found ourselves right in the heart of the Capital Hill, with easy access to anything and everything we could ever want to do! We have 2 parks only blocks away, restaurants, bars (not the seedy ones), grocery stores and a great coffee shop right at our fingertips. While it didn't quite feel like home back then, now we're proud to say that this is our neighborhood. We love that we have peeps on this street and there is no better feeling than seeing these friendly faces on a daily basis. It makes us feel like bigger fish in our big pond. These days the only thing we are often without in our neighborhood is a parking space.....good thing we can park our scooter on the sidewalk! But even we would never have guessed that we would still be enjoying our little place on the 'Fax 4 and half years later!

It seems like we just went through this whole packing up process back in September when we were headed to Guatemala the first time, but we are about to find ourselves knee deep in it again. Last time we boxed up stuff, but left the apartment livable for our subletters. This time however, it all went. Less than a week ago we moved our things into a storage unit (plus a friend's basement & another friend's upstairs) and said goodbye to Colfax Avenue for good. While we're totally pumped up for our next adventure, we're are quite sad to say goodbye to our friendly neighborhood on what we think is the best street in Denver. Thanks for the memories Colfax; we're so glad we gave you a chance!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Contact Us

** Please note, the following address & telephone numbers are no longer applicable. We can still however be reached through email and Skype. Thanks!


A speech-language pathologist by trade & designer by heart, I love kids, other cultures & all things creative. In search of something more, I’m hoping to become bilingual while helping people in need & learning how to be true to myself.


As a person who loves the outdoors & cares for the environment, I have been driven my whole life to spend as much of it as I can outside. This trip to Guatemala is the culmination of my dreams to work as an environmental engineer for an organization that focuses on healing the world water crisis.

Phone us:
(from the US be sure to remember the 011)
Krista 011+502+4554-5561
Ben 011+502+4599-1852

Skype us:

Write us:
Our Home Address

(we're not sure how secure delivery to this address is, so please don't send anything of value here)
#8 Pasaje Rubio
Antigua, Guatemala

Quick Delivery Mail (mail, magazines and small padded envelopes only)
Krista Lengacher / Antigua Site
c/o Common Hope
P.O. Box 669004
Miami Springs, Florida, USA 33266

Packages (estimated delivery time: 4-5 weeks)
Package must be a shoe size box or smaller & a list of contents for customs clearance must be included.
No perishable food.
Common Hope
P.O. Box 14298
St. Paul, MN 55114
Attention: Krista Lengacher, Antigua Site

If using a delivery service that will not deliver to P.O. Boxes, send packages to:
Common Hope
550 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN 55114
Attention: Krista Lengacher, Antigua Site

Monday, March 9, 2009


SMILE! God loves you!

Today was our last Sunday attending our church, Pathways, before we head off on our road trip adventure to Guatemala. While none of our regular group of friends was in attendance this week, we do feel like Pathways is a home for us. It was sad to realize that for the next year we won't be bumping into old friends on Sunday mornings, we have hope that we will make new friends and find a church in Guatemala that we like attending just as much. If not, there's always the Pathways podcast and a good cup of coffee - a new tradition to look forward to.

H&N, T, J, M&H, and all our other Pathways friends, we hope you know how much we'll miss you! Think of us while you're brunching after the service!

Later Pathways! In the meantime we'll "Go in peace to love and serve The Lord."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

2 heads are better than 1

Fish may be all the rage these days in the world of health conscious eating, but I don't think this is healthy for anyone!