Thursday, May 21, 2015

Business and Pleasure

We live very close to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlan.  So, it is an easy hour and a half drive to get away from it all when needed.  This weekend we decided to spend a few nights at our favorite lakeside casita in Santa Cruz La Laguna, before joining our our staff for a two-day retreat/planning meeting in Panajachel.  Our days were spent hanging out on the covered patio overlooking the lake, kayaking around the shoreline under the sleepy gaze of  three volcanoes, and hiking the ancient foot paths from Santa Cruz to Jaibalito to Tzununa.  We even took a boat over to San Pedro to check out the other side and enjoy some gringo-style barbecue at Smokin' Joe's.

Two of the boys were taking in the sights while the third one caught a quick nap on the ride home.

We saw several kids swimming around and using motor oil bottles for floaties.

Cute lakeside vacation home close to where we stayed. 

This is a typical water taxi that shuttles people from town to town around the lake.  We counted 13 life jackets and 16 passengers.  Just be sure you're ready when the music stops !

Beautiful sunny day to enjoy a hike and smoothies on the way at Casa del Mundo.

If you look carefully you can see the trail we were on.

Then on Tuesday and Wednesday we met with the combined staff of Clinica Ezell and Clinica Caris to enjoy some spiritual enrichment from Roger McCown and some planning sessions led by Rick Harper.  It was great to see everyone and get on the same page again.

Enjoying some staff time together at Hotel Kachiquel in Panajachel

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