This is the place for photos and reflections of my visits to Latin America beginning in 2012. Previous blogs are linked on the main pages of my photo collections on flickr. HAPPY TRAILS!

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Hi, all!

Mike and I like to explore on foot and here are some highlights of 2 recent hiking adventures. 1st we headed up the street onto Volcán San Pedro, up through rural neighborhoods and coffee fields. At 3020 meters its peak is often in the clouds.

The views back toward the lake were stunning.

And - as always - we enjoyed spotting our Ti Wachooch from a distance, in this case through this little opening in the trees.

Wherever we go we see Beca Project people!

We enjoyed the sights and sounds and smells...

...and the taste of this unforgettable avocado Mike found under a huge tree and opened for us with a stick.

We hiked across and out the park entrance, 

down the road,

and past the futbol stadium renovations before taking a steep footpath back into town.

Another day we headed down to the lake and hiked through an area rich with vegetables.

We ran into this Beca dad who showed us the gorgeous peppers in his greenhouse.

We also ran into a Beca dad by the beach and saw dozens of washing stations and more ingenious gardens before heading back home.

Always a highlight here is this very cool family.

Take a look at these 2 handsome boys:

And the food! The food! Shopping and preparing and eating take up much of each day. Last time to our favorite tortilla stop I took this photo of a 6th year Beca student and her sister-in-law. 

Mmmm...fresh chocolate!

I had the happy circumstance to share a high curb during a procession with these interesting women, followed by a spontaneous coffee/smoothie date.

Can't put into words what it means to be sharing this adventure and all the others with this man. Thanks, Mike!

I'll end with some sky photos that don't do the real thing justice.

You can find the complete photo collections for this trip HERE.

Happy trails!

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