Sorry that it’s taken me so long to post pics from Guatemala, but I have a gazillion pics from my fun week away. So, I’ll be sharing little chunks at a time. This trip was pretty similar to last years (which you can read about here, here and here), except for all the shopping, we skipped over most of that this time. We flew out Friday morning, jumped in a truck after landing in Guatemala City, and headed straight to Lake Izabal. It was a long drive, but we stopped for the beautiful scenery along the way…and for ice cream, of course! We made it to the lake with just enough time for a late dinner of delicious Mojara then quickly passed out in our hotel. Saturday morning my mom and I took Carlos on a tour of our little Castle. My mom showed us where her house used to be and all the rooms she would play in, it’s always been one of my favorite parts of my trips to Guatemala. After the tour we headed back to the hotel, coconut popsicles in hand. Last year I discovered coconut bread in this town (most amazing thing every) and I searched high and low for it, but no one was making any that day :( We changed into our ranch clothes and went to load up on all the supplies we needed for the weekend. While the “adults” got everything for the cows, I walked around the markets eating a freshly sliced mango with lime and salt, and bought the largest avocados ever! After the hard work we put into getting everything together we only made it about a block before we had someone in the traffic of people knocking on the truck telling us we had a flat tire. Luckily, you can find a “Pinchazo” to get your tire fixed every where you look in Guatemala. We stopped and found an old lady selling cold fresh peeled coconuts, it was the most refreshing thing I had all week. While the tire was getting fixed, we strolled next door to find a woman and her daughter making fresh tortillas and serving up lunch at their tiny outdoor “kitchen.” Next door to that was a convenience store where we bought some Gallos to complete our delicious lunch. Within 30 minutes our tire was ready and we were finally on the road to the ranch!