First, we catch a tuk tuk. Yes, all seven of us (plus our dog.)

How seven people and a dog (plus the driver) can fit in a motorcycle vehicle built for three, is always a mystery, but somehow it works out.

It's one of those mysteries of life that you only experience when you travel...

Next, we pay the tuk tuk driver (Q5 for each adult, kids are free.)

Then we get on a lancha to San Marcos. (The price here always seems to vary. This time, we were told kids were free. Adults payed about Q20 each.)

Our dog, Epic, came with us (he's a newer addition to the family)

Beautiful Aaliyah

Enjoying the scenery

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust (Click to Tweet)

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Lake Atitlan has been called one of the most beautiful, and spiritual, lakes in the world.

Being surrounded by volcanoes certainly gives it a feeling of resplendence.

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We arrive at the hostelito where we are meeting friends, and the kids join in on a gymnastics class.

Trying out front flips.

Then it's daddy's turn, of course. 😉

Then time to jump and play.

The local girls got in on the action too.

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
– George Bernard Shaw (Click to Tweet)

Parker is good at climbing things

Kyah is helping our friends from Ireland make pupusas. (Cooking is one of her favorite things to do. Last week she made pupusas all by herself!)

Mmmm... good food

Fun times

Now time to go home.

Waiting for the boat with his apple and his ball. Isn't he a cutie? 😉

It's just another day in paradise

Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
― Isabelle Eberhardt (View this quote on Facebook)



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8 Responses

  1. Joy

    What a wonderful day! Such joy in your photos..what a beautiful experience for your family…to not only travel, but to take the time to revel in play! And a reminder to me to enjoy these precious moments together 🙂

  2. Carol Kaatz

    Wonderful! What a fun post…glad daddy hasn’t lost ‘it’! haha!

  3. Becky

    Wow, beautiful! The kids are so adorable, I wish I could know them. Miss you!

  4. Kevin


    Thanks for keeping up with your blog. It is like a Calgon moment in my life. I am looking forward to the time that I will be able to return to beautiful Guatemala!



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