Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Great Escape

Who doesn't like a 3-day weekend?!  Here in Guatemala every city/municipality celebrates it's Patron Saint Fair.  This year, Guatemala City celebrates the 15th (Friday) and Santa Cruz del Quiche is the 18th (Monday), so lots of people are taking 3-day weekends.  Apparently everyone is leaving the big city and heading out to the countryside or to Santa Cruz, while we have in mind an urban retreat!  Look at the line cars--we measured about 5 miles of stand-still traffic headed out of the city. We had smooth sailing to the Capital and are enjoying a pretty quiet Guatemala City right now.  Our big plans are to walk around, see movies (Hercules last night and Planet of the Apes today), swim, shop and get some chips and salsa and a yummy burger at Chile's!  I'm thinking we'll be seeing the same traffic pattern in reverse tomorrow afternoon! Sometimes it's good to be a country mouse!

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