Guatemala Trip-Day 1
Good morning readers! It has been without a doubt a long time since I have had time to post on our website. It seems that my absence has not caused a loss of visitors, which is great news! The end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 has been a wild one. I finally had time to finish my degree in Environmental Science, successfully left the frozen grounds of Montana, and have begun my journey to being stationed in Germany with my wife. As I dip my feet back into writing, I wanted to dip my feet into a trip my wife and I shared to Guatemala.
The trip to meet my wife in Guatemala began as several of these trips do. First, there were the incredibly long flight times leaving Montana and making it to Central America. It is funny how every time this past year I have landed in Central America it always looks the same. The giant cities feel crowded, the cars seem reckless, but the people are always friendly. Maybe my small town living just never prepared me for the hustle and bustle of city life, especially when these cities speak a completely different language. Finally, I landed in Guatemala and those initial moments are always so special. Spending a year apart from your wife is hard but those first few moments are amazing. But those moments are always quick in Central America. There will always be traffic to beat and long travel times to escape the city.
Today’s journey took us somewhere that seems like it was completely out of a movie. It took us five hours by van and thirty minutes by boat but finally, we found our home for the next five days. As we pulled up in our boat I could make out the straw roof, the beautiful stone stairs, and the emptiness that would surround us. I looked behind my wife and saw the vast beauty of Lake Atitlan. Here we would be in paradise at the Laguna Lodge. Here there were no remnants of the city. Just the pure beauty of nature. Tomorrow we will go into detail of the Laguna Lodge and some of the beautiful spots you can hike to around the resort.