Monday, April 13, 2015

A life in extremes!

Well, it has been an interesting couple of months.  I've had both some of the biggest successes in my therapy and also my biggest challenges.  I've lost half of my days off in the last 2 months because so many "emergency" meetings and sessions have had to happen on those days.

So, I was extra happy to go last week to Guatemala for Semana Santa (Holy week - or spring break)!

I played tourist in a beautiful town called Xelaju, in Guatemala closer to the Mexican border.  It was a beautiful city at a very high altitude.  It has volcanos and hotsprings too!

One of the highlights was visiting Laguna Chicabal.  I told my friends it was like the real life Indiana Jones Ride from Disney land, when we rented a ride in the back of an old pick-up truck up this volcano.  No arrows came at us, but we did have to duck from the tree branches that hung low over the road.

Once we got to the top, we climbed down 570 steps down to the lagoon that fills the crater of the volcano.  There were clouds covering the area, and it was beautiful as we walked all the way around the lagoon.  The pictures below were taken when the clouds cleared to reveal more of our surroundings - most of the time we were surrounded by the clouds.

Then we had to walk back up those 570 steps :(

It was a wonderful time to relax and enjoy a break!

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