|Our hosts at Chez Daniel and friends, Daniel and Maria Elena
|Our neigherboring volcano sent up a salute on
Christmas morning. It erupted on Saturday 2/9 and
rained ash on Antigua and Guatemala City.
|Various parades happened everyday in the week
|This particular one had a wide variety of characters
|Some were Disney characters
|And some were familiar politicians
|Speaking of familiar characters, the MacDonalds in
Antigua is rather different from any one we'd seen in
|Christmas wouldn't be complete without lots of
|More giant characters - ? The Three Kings
|The churches were beautifully decorated
with flowers, often poinsettias, which grow
wild here, Scott went to Mass on Christmas
Eve as they had a chorus and band.
|We attended a wonderful dinner given by a Swiss
friend of Daniel and Maria Elena at her home just
outside Antigua for Christmas Day.
|We toured a finca (coffee plantation) outside of Antigua
where Sean had arranged a gift certificate for Xmas.
|The view from our table at Tenedor Restaurant
|Where Scott and I enjoyed a wonderful meal the day after
|We had a huge group of friends together at Backpacker's
Restaurant on the Rio Dulce for New Year's Eve. There was
a live band, dinner and dancing - and of course great company.
|The shot from the other end of the table.
|Scott and I celebrate another great year!
|A group of our friends from Tortugal Marina
organized a special evening at Casa Perico.
The Swiss owners cooked a fantastic buffet
of their specialties.
|Thomas Bartl & Ulrike Boker, our German
friends from Tortugal Marina on S/V Toriba.
We are going to visit them at their home
in Bavaria in July.