What a fun weekend!
Everything we encountered this weekend was so beautiful. I imagine that had something to do with the lake or mountains surrounding us. :)
I posted a few pictures onto Facebook from our trip. Feel free to check them out at your leisure. (Again, I'm working on getting them put onto this blog, but haven't been able to do so yet)
You can guess what the most memorable pieces from the trip were from the title of this post. Boats, Markets and Rain. We took a boat out of Panajechel in order to get across to a market. It was about a twenty minute ride and I'm sure our driver was attempting to hit all of the waves he could at full speed. We laughed at the people sitting in front as there were no cushions on those seats, resulting in being thrown into the air by each wave and crashing back down onto their seats. They laughed along with us so we all had fun. As we got closer to the docks we all gaped at the view. The water and the mountains are such a beautiful sight.
The market was busy! As soon as we got off the docks we had people approaching us and trying to sell us their wares. At one point in time, Meghan had around 11 people selling her bracelets, each trying to choose the perfect one for her arm. We spent about 2 hours in the market --being constantly heckled-- and many people came away with great items to help remember their trip. Of course there were also several "suckers" who came away with 3 extra bracelets or purses. It's hard to say no to a little girl, especially when its just 1 Quetzal. :)
On our way back we were plagued with rain. This made the boat ride much less enjoyable. I ended up in the front this time, but quickly moved back to sit on a few laps to avoid being totally drenched. Unfortunately, I ended up wet anyway on the walk back home when Robin and I tried to share an umbrella. We went back to the hotel, changed into dry clothes, waited out the rain, and continued our night with dinner, drinks (just a few), and dancing!
School tomorrow... YAY!