my guatemalan adventure continues…
yesterday we hired a driver to take us on a 3-village tour to san pedro las huertas, san antonio aguas calientes, and san juan del obispo. away we went in a light drizzle on our voyage of discovery.
we visited a mayan home where we sampled many varieties of fruit wines.
i was entranced by a candy store featuring homemade delicacies where this sweet woman patiently told me the name of each candy. naturally i had to get a small box for treats back at la casa blanca. not being central american candy aficianados, mary & syd were much less enthusiastic about my selections. they refused to believe that one of my selections tasted exactly like pineapple upside-down cake. whatever!
the flowering trees and shrubs continue to delight.
we also visited a tiny artisan chocolate operation. each of us purchased a different flavor of chocolate for eating or making hot chocolate. you may know that guatemala is known for its fine coffee plantations & rich chocolate heritage. there is even a chocolate museum in antigua where you can learn all about the importance & history of the cacao.
i’m typing this post in the dining room while mary & syd putter around. raindrops are pinging off the tile in the courtyards. we’re slow moving so far on this sunday far from home. sipping hot tea & coffee. making vague plans to leave the house and wander the wet streets. i’m going to paint a picture in my sketchbook.
syd made these little bags for mary and i. aren’t they wonderful?!
see you soon.