Thursday, July 14, 2011

What's wrong with that woman?

Me and the old hen was carrying my friend up to Dangriga hospital the other day.  He been feeling real bad.  He was afraid he may have some cancer and told me that if that was positive he was going to hang himself in the jungle rather than go thru that agony. 

I offered to loan him a good sturdy rope if he needed it.  I mean, he is a good bud and aren't we suppose to help each other out?

My old hen smacked me with the new mop I bought her for our wedding anniversary.

She don't make no sense.  But turns out me bally just had some hyper stomach acid that is easily treatable.  Good thing too as i need my rope for tying some debris to my trailer right now.

Friday, July 8, 2011

San Ignacio / Cayo

Well friends and neighbors and rummies, winos, and teetotalers.  Welcome to my little trip report.  My old hen and I had some bidnez to take care of the capital city Belmopan, we took and extra couple of days and went to the western town of San Ignacio for a few days.  It’s near the Guatemalan border and is known as a travel/shipping point between the two countries, a smuggler’s delight, a great adventure are full of mountains, rivers, caves, Mayan Ruins and such.
It’s been a while since we were last there.  And when you live on a lil peninsula in a small fishing community as we do, ya just have to get out of town once in a while.  Walkabout the area.
I’ll give ya a lil trip report & pics on the Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich Archeological Reserve, the concert and area of the Mystic River Resort, and finally the hotel we stayed at in San Ignacio.

Let's start with Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich Archeological Reserve.

The Mayan Ruins of Xunatunich (pronounced Shun-an-tun-ich) is about 10 kilometers west of San Ignacio.  I’m not a huge fan of ruins because other than Actun Tunichil Muknal, most of them look the same to me.  Just some are bigger or in better shape.

Xunantunich, which means “the Stone Maiden” was pretty cool though.  To get there you have to cross on a hand-cranked ferry.  It’s free except for Sundays, but the dude is cranking this ferry along a cable line across the Mopan River so I had to give him a lil tip.
Then you can drive off the ferry and up to the Visitor’s Center and you have to take a small hike from there.
We explored all around, but the really coolest part is El Castillo.  It’s  40m high and you can climb all the way to the top for some spectacular views.  Here are a few pics from around the area….

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2011 Placencia Lobster Fest

June 21, 2011.  Ate too much.  Drank too much.  Got bit by a dog.  But I did mange to stay out of jail!

For those that may not know, catching lobsters are forbidden during a certain season to be sure they can reporduce and keep the population.  When the season opens, around late June, many of the fishing villages and the Cayes celebrate with lobster fests.  Of course it seems like there is always some kind of fest around.

I'm going to start a sand fly fest.  But this is about lobsters right now.  I wasn't real impressed with the food.  But there was a lot of fun!

Pics of the beautiful people and fun times. 

Ummm. very nice

i really didn't find the food all that good.  I thought the fritters were the best.  But the eye candy canot be beat...
plenty of good musica

Um... what was I thinking of?

More to come so check back often