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Travel Blogs from Hood River
... the best part is that we got a very unexpected phone call from a friend. A friend who, in fact, needed to sell her Burningman tickets.
For some reason, all through this trip, I had a sneaking suspicion that we would end up there. At the last minute before we pulled out from home I throw my dust mask and goggles in the car. We did not plan on going, but when you have a trip that is open ended like this, you can end up with a bit of ...
... relaxing being alone surrounded by beautiful trees, this is such an awesome place to live. After my time alone I went back to wake Beyers for the evening but he was not 100% so I watched a movie then went to bed. Cy went to collect Kimberly from work so we didn’t see them till morning.
Today we decided to go fishing, yep fishing! Woo hoo I was so excited, I have been before but that was years ago when I was in the scouts!! So all wrapped up and ready to go ...
... 50,000 citizens were kidnapped, tortured and murdered).
We are going to a teeny town called Santa Cruz la Laguna, on Lake
Atitlan. We'll have Spanish classes every day at a teeny school
called Santa Cruz Spanish School and we are going to live with a
local family who will share their meals with us.
There are 3
mountains (volcanoes) around Lake Atitlan, (but no skiing)and while
the lake is beautiful, there isn't a lot of swimming because there
... you remember where the crutches are? and do you have time to go to the emergency room and be finished before you have to pick the kids up after school?
All this being said, I DID go to the sports store and buy some padded bike shorts because I was hearing a lot of stories about chaffing (I guess from fat thighs rubbing?) and hemorrhoids (which I think grow in your ass?). So I am doing SOME kind of proactive bike trip ...
... The wind blows like the dickens here ALL of the time. This river constantly has white caps on it from the prevailing west wind. Windsurfers ride a surfboard with a sail mounted on it. Its like a standing room only for one occupant sailboat and the sailboat doesn't have seats if the rider gets tired. The kiteboarders use a big controllable kite to catch the wind. Different kite configurations dictate what the kiteboarder is capable of accomplishing. Some kites allow the rider ...