ANTIQUA, GUATEMALA




10 Days of vacation is a long time.  Maybe not if you are in Napa but try it in a "third world" country.  Whew.....

Here is the deal....when somebody asks me about going somewhere and it is a year away....I'm all like "yea....that sounds fun"!  Then I start getting all the emails about plans.....itinerary....blah blah and the anxiety sets in.

Seriously people I had a full on panic attack the day before we left.  I get like that when I don't know what kind of situation I'm getting into.

The other 2 couples we traveled with are very adventurous....hiker....camping type people.  The complete opposite of me.  

I am a spa girl.

Antiqua is about an hour drive from Guatemala.  It is the wedding capital of the world or something like that....I mean it's beautiful....cobblestone streets [forget cute shoes] old....ruins....colorful....

The food is awesome....no humidity because of the altitude but.....you can not put toilet paper in the toilet.    Yuk.

My friend Cindy who is a flight attendant planned the whole trip....she is amazing.


She had a file that looked like War and Peace. A great place to stay....all the best restaurants and highlights of the area....drivers to and from.

But she left off one important detail.....


A spa day.  Just saying....if we are going on a 6 1/2 mile hike to the top of a volcano then you have to throw in a day of relaxation right?  Cindy???


Here was our condo about 4 blocks from the city center.  4 bedrooms and 4 baths.



Fountains at every corner....









Volcanos.


Plenty of color.....




Some of this.....

Best breakfast!

We took a 3 hour ride and a 15 minute boat trip to this incredible hotel built in the side of a mountain....







I read in the room that if you don't like spiders or scorpions [not poisonous] pull your bed away from the wall.  Crikey WHAT?  I pulled that sucker into the middle of the room....

While my friends went zip lining....[ NFW] I entertained myself with birds and butterflies.



We were there during a huge religious ceremony...and everyone was busy doing these "sawdust and flower" street scenes....



 I entertained myself by taking pictures....




My nephew who lived with me for 3 years is opening a brewery down there....so we got a tour.



And don't even ask me about riding in this truck.

No words.....

And that's it for vacation 2016.


Look who was so happy to see her mamma!!!

Sheiky freaky



13 comments

Vicki Goetz said...

Hysterical!!! Love the editorial and the pictures.....especially Cami :-) Made my Monday. Still laughing.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Best laugh I had all day. Great post. Love all the pics.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

You make a great Chamber of Commerce...I want to go there!

Unknown said...

i'm the same way the day before a trip!! and then my anxiety makes me nauseous and then i contemplate even going! and then my husband forces me on the airplane. ok, so how did EVERYONE ELSE like the ziplining?? we're headed to maui soon and this came up as an activity. thoughts??? pam

pixelimpress said...

ok, let's try this again (thanks hubby for logging me out).

i'm the same way the day before a trip!! and then my anxiety makes me nauseous and then i contemplate even going! and then my husband forces me on the airplane. ok, so how did EVERYONE ELSE like the ziplining?? we're headed to maui soon and this came up as an activity. thoughts??? pam

Kathysue said...

Great pictures and commentary. I am with you on the zip lining and not knowing the situation I might be getting into, I am kind of a freak about that stuff too. Loved all the beautiful pictures, it looks like it was quite the adventure, and I agree, always have a SPA day!! Glad you are home safe and sound with Cami!
xo Kathysue

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

This looks like a fabulous vacation! I do agree though a spa day is always needed on holiday. So happy to see you safe and sound back at home with your pup.

Naz said...

I'd never go do anything like zip lining in a foreign country. I'd be afraid of anything that might warrant a trip to the hospital.

As for Cami...too cute!

Karen said...

Your photographs make it look beautiful, but the deal breaker would be scorpions and spiders in the bedroom. I have an overactive imagination and in the dark I would have felt things crawling on me that weren't even there! I'm sure it was overall a worthwhile getaway, right?
Karen

Tina Rowden said...

YOU are my soul sister Sharike. Love you! LMAO.

Barbara Meyers said...

This looks like the trip of a lifetime. The long journey to visit someplace outstanding is completely worth it. IF it were easy everyone would be there (DISNEY WORLD)
I am right there with you on bugs though : (

Glad you had a great time!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Wow, you are quite an adventurer! It looks like it was absolutely gorgeous and a trip you'll never forget!
xo
Holly

designchic said...

You did it, Sherry. What an adventure you had, but now I think you need a spa retreat! Happy Thursday!

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